ALAS-2017-803


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2017-803
Advisory Release Date: 2017-03-06 14:00 Pacific
Severity: Medium

Issue Overview:

An integer underflow leading to an out of bounds read flaw was found in OpenSSL. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to crash a 32-bit TLS/SSL server or client using OpenSSL if it used the RC4-MD5 cipher suite. (CVE-2017-3731 )

A denial of service flaw was found in the way the TLS/SSL protocol defined processing of ALERT packets during a connection handshake. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make a TLS/SSL server consume an excessive amount of CPU and fail to accept connections form other clients. (CVE-2016-8610 )


Affected Packages:

openssl


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

New Packages:
i686:
    openssl-debuginfo-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.i686
    openssl-perl-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.i686
    openssl-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.i686
    openssl-static-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.i686
    openssl-devel-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.i686

src:
    openssl-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    openssl-perl-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-debuginfo-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-devel-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-static-1.0.1k-15.99.amzn1.x86_64