Amazon Linux AMI : python35 / python34 (ALAS-2018-943)

High Nessus Plugin ID 106170

Synopsis

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

Description

CPython (aka Python) is vulnerable to an integer overflow in the PyString_DecodeEscape function in stringobject.c, resulting in heap-based buffer overflow (and possible arbitrary code execution) (CVE-2017-1000158)

Solution

Run 'yum update python35' to update your system.

Run 'yum update python34' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2018-943.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106170

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-943.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/19

Modified: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35-tools, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000158

ALAS: 2018-943