Amazon Linux AMI : python26 (ALAS-2014-292)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Buffer overflow in the socket.recvfrom_into function in
Modules/socketmodule.c in Python 2.5 before 2.7.7, 3.x before 3.3.4,
and 3.4.x before 3.4rc1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary
code via a crafted string.

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