Amazon Linux AMI : python27 (ALAS-2018-945)

High Nessus Plugin ID 106690


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


Integer overflow in PyString_DecodeEscape results in heap-base buffer

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)


Run 'yum update python27' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106690

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-945.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/09

Modified: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:python27, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-tools, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000158

ALAS: 2018-945