ALAS-2016-639


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2016-639
Advisory Release Date: 2016-01-18 11:00 Pacific
Severity: Low
References: CVE-2015-1345 

Issue Overview:

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way grep processed certain pattern and text combinations. An attacker able to trick a user into running grep on specially crafted input could use this flaw to crash grep or, potentially, read from uninitialized memory.


Affected Packages:

grep


Issue Correction:
Run yum update grep to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    grep-debuginfo-2.20-1.16.amzn1.i686
    grep-2.20-1.16.amzn1.i686

src:
    grep-2.20-1.16.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    grep-debuginfo-2.20-1.16.amzn1.x86_64
    grep-2.20-1.16.amzn1.x86_64