Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2016-705
Advisory Release Date: 2016-06-03 19:28 Pacific
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the tokenadd() function. By tricking a victim into processing a specially crafted JSON file, an attacker could use this flaw to crash jq or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the victim's system. (CVE-2015-8863 )
Run yum update jq to update your system.