Amazon Linux AMI : python26-httplib2 (ALAS-2020-1420)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 140095

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of tested product installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2020-1420 advisory.

- In httplib2 before version 0.18.0, an attacker controlling unescaped part of uri for `httplib2.Http.request()` could change request headers and body, send additional hidden requests to same server. This vulnerability impacts software that uses httplib2 with uri constructed by string concatenation, as opposed to proper urllib building with escaping. This has been fixed in 0.18.0.
(CVE-2020-11078)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Run 'yum update python-httplib2' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2020-1420.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-11078

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 140095

File Name: ala_ALAS-2020-1420.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/08/31

Updated: 2020/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-11078

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-httplib2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-httplib2, 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: 2020/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/05/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-11078

ALAS: 2020-1420