Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2015-495
Advisory Release Date: 2015-03-23 08:30 Pacific
Advisory Updated Date: 2015-03-23 08:55 Pacific
An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way glibc's iconv() function converted certain encoded data to UTF-8. An attacker able to make an application call the iconv() function with a specially crafted argument could use this flaw to crash that application. (CVE-2014-6040)
It was found that the files back end of Name Service Switch (NSS) did not isolate iteration over an entire database from key-based look-up API calls. An application performing look-ups on a database while iterating over it could enter an infinite loop, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2014-8121)
Run yum update glibc to update your system.