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
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 )
Run yum update openssl to update your system.