ALAS-2020-1456


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2020-1456
Advisory Release Date: 2020-12-08 19:28 Pacific
Advisory Updated Date: 2020-12-08 23:28 Pacific
Severity: Important
References: CVE-2020-1971 

Issue Overview:

A null pointer dereference flaw was found in openssl. A remote attacker, able to control the arguments of the GENERAL_NAME_cmp function, could cause the application, compiled with openssl to crash resulting in a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2020-1971 )


Affected Packages:

openssl


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

New Packages:
i686:
    openssl-debuginfo-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.i686
    openssl-static-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.i686
    openssl-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.i686
    openssl-perl-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.i686
    openssl-devel-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.i686

src:
    openssl-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    openssl-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-perl-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-devel-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-debuginfo-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.x86_64
    openssl-static-1.0.2k-16.152.amzn1.x86_64