Amazon Linux AMI : python26 (ALAS-2013-241)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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 :

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-241.html

Solution :

Run 'yum update python26' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70903 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1752
CVE-2013-4238