ALAS-2017-900


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2017-900
Advisory Release Date: 2017-10-03 11:00 Pacific
Severity: Important
References: CVE-2017-1000249 

Issue Overview:

An issue in file allowed an attacker to overwrite a fixed 20-byte stack buffer with a specially crafted .notes section in an ELF binary.


Affected Packages:

file


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

New Packages:
i686:
    file-debuginfo-5.30-11.34.amzn1.i686
    file-5.30-11.34.amzn1.i686
    file-devel-5.30-11.34.amzn1.i686
    file-libs-5.30-11.34.amzn1.i686
    file-static-5.30-11.34.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    python27-magic-5.30-11.34.amzn1.noarch
    python26-magic-5.30-11.34.amzn1.noarch

src:
    file-5.30-11.34.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    file-debuginfo-5.30-11.34.amzn1.x86_64
    file-5.30-11.34.amzn1.x86_64
    file-static-5.30-11.34.amzn1.x86_64
    file-devel-5.30-11.34.amzn1.x86_64
    file-libs-5.30-11.34.amzn1.x86_64