Amazon Linux AMI : python-paramiko (ALAS-2018-1096)

high Nessus Plugin ID 118363


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


Paramiko contains a Incorrect Access Control vulnerability in SSH server that can result in RCE. This attack appear to be exploitable via network connectivity. This issue does not affect instances where only the ssh client functionality of the paramiko library is used.(CVE-2018-1000805)


Run 'yum update python-paramiko' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118363

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1096.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/25/2018

Updated: 2/4/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1000805


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-paramiko, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-paramiko, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/23/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000805

ALAS: 2018-1096