Amazon Linux 2 : python3 (ALAS-2020-1484)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 140195

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 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 multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2020-1484 advisory.

- In Lib/tarfile.py in Python through 3.8.3, an attacker is able to craft a TAR archive leading to an infinite loop when opened by tarfile.open, because _proc_pax lacks header validation. (CVE-2019-20907)

- Lib/ipaddress.py in Python through 3.8.3 improperly computes hash values in the IPv4Interface and IPv6Interface classes, which might allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service if an application is affected by the performance of a dictionary containing IPv4Interface or IPv6Interface objects, and this attacker can cause many dictionary entries to be created. (CVE-2020-14422)

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 python3' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2020-1484.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-20907

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-14422

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 140195

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1484.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/09/02

Updated: 2020/09/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-20907

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-debug, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-tkinter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-tools, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/09/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/06/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-20907, CVE-2020-14422

ALAS: 2020-1484

IAVA: 2020-A-0340