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

high Nessus Plugin ID 118363
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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

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

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2018-1096.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118363

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1096.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/25/2018

Updated: 1/9/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/23/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000805

ALAS: 2018-1096