Medium: socat

2013-06-20T14:13:00
ID ALAS-2013-202
Type amazon
Reporter Amazon
Modified 2013-06-20T14:13:00

Description

Issue Overview:

socat 1.2.0.0 before 1.7.2.2 and 2.0.0-b1 before 2.0.0-b6, when used for a listen type address and the fork option is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file descriptor consumption) via multiple request that are refused based on the (1) sourceport, (2) lowport, (3) range, or (4) tcpwrap restrictions.

Affected Packages:

socat

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

New Packages:

i686:  
    socat-debuginfo-1.7.2.2-1.8.amzn1.i686  
    socat-1.7.2.2-1.8.amzn1.i686

src:  
    socat-1.7.2.2-1.8.amzn1.src

x86_64:  
    socat-1.7.2.2-1.8.amzn1.x86_64  
    socat-debuginfo-1.7.2.2-1.8.amzn1.x86_64