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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
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 :
Run 'yum update python26' to update your system.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 72748 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2014-1912