This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
It was discovered that multiple Python standard library modules
implementing network protocols (such as httplib or smtplib) failed to
restrict sizes of server responses. A malicious server could cause a
client using one of the affected modules to consume an excessive
amount of memory. (CVE-2013-1752)
The ssl.match_hostname function in the SSL module in Python 2.6
through 3.4 does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name
in the Subject Alternative Name field of an X.509 certificate, which
allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via
a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority,
a related issue to CVE-2009-2408 . (CVE-2013-4238)
See also :
Run 'yum update python26' to update your system.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 70903 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2013-1752CVE-2013-4238
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