Amazon Linux AMI : python26 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (ALAS-2014-292)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was reported in Python's socket module, due to a
boundary error within the sock_recvfrom_into() function, which could
be exploited to cause a buffer overflow. This could be used to crash a
Python application that uses the socket.recvfrom_info() function or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running vulnerable Python code.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2ad36bb9

Solution :

Run 'yum update python26' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72748 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1912