Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2019-1287
Advisory Release Date: 2019-09-13 22:59 Pacific
Advisory Updated Date: 2019-09-18 21:38 Pacific
It was found that the Archive::Tar module did not properly sanitize symbolic links when extracting tar archives. An attacker, able to provide a specially crafted archive for processing, could use this flaw to write or overwrite arbitrary files in the context of the Perl interpreter.(CVE-2018-12015)
Run yum update perl-Archive-Tar to update your system.