Amazon Linux AMI : python26 (ALAS-2012-80)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

SimpleXMLRPCServer.py in SimpleXMLRPCServer in Python before 2.6.8,
2.7.x before 2.7.3, 3.x before 3.1.5, and 3.2.x before 3.2.3 allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU
consumption) via an XML-RPC POST request that contains a smaller
amount of data than specified by the Content-Length header.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8122ca89

Solution :

Run 'yum update python26' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69687 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0845