Amazon Linux AMI : python27 (ALAS-2018-1108)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119467

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was found in the way catastrophic backtracking was implemented in python's pop3lib's apop() method. An attacker could use this flaw to cause denial of service.(CVE-2018-1060)

A flaw was found in the way catastrophic backtracking was implemented in python's difflib.IS_LINE_JUNK method. An attacker could use this flaw to cause denial of service.(CVE-2018-1061)

Solution

Run 'yum update python27' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2018-1108.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119467

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1108.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/07

Modified: 2018/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1060, CVE-2018-1061

ALAS: 2018-1108