Amazon Linux AMI : python27 (ALAS-2019-1230)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 126346
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Synopsis

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

Description

Python 2.7.x through 2.7.16 is affected by: Improper Handling of Unicode Encoding (with an incorrect netloc) during NFKC normalization.
The impact is: Information disclosure (credentials, cookies, etc. that are cached against a given hostname). The components are:
urllib.parse.urlsplit, urllib.parse.urlparse. The attack vector is: A specially crafted URL could be incorrectly parsed to locate cookies or authentication data and send that information to a different host than when parsed correctly. (CVE-2019-9636).

An issue was discovered in urllib2 in Python 2.x through 2.7.16. CRLF injection is possible if the attacker controls a url parameter, as demonstrated by the first argument to urllib.request.urlopen with \r\n (specifically in the query string after a ? character) followed by an HTTP header or a Redis command. (CVE-2019-9740)

An issue was discovered in urllib2 in Python 2.x through 2.7.16 . CRLF injection is possible if the attacker controls a url parameter, as demonstrated by the first argument to urllib.request.urlopen with \r\n (specifically in the path component of a URL that lacks a ? character) followed by an HTTP header or a Redis command. This is similar to the CVE-2019-9740 query string issue. (CVE-2019-9947)

Solution

Run 'yum update python27' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2019-1230.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 126346

File Name: ala_ALAS-2019-1230.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/1/2019

Updated: 1/8/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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: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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/28/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/8/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9636, CVE-2019-9740, CVE-2019-9947

ALAS: 2019-1230