Amazon Linux 2022 : (ALAS2022-2023-273)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170610

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2022 host is missing a security update.

Description

It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2022-2023-273 advisory.

- Python 3.9.x before 3.9.16 and 3.10.x before 3.10.9 on Linux allows local privilege escalation in a non- default configuration. The Python multiprocessing library, when used with the forkserver start method on Linux, allows pickles to be deserialized from any user in the same machine local network namespace, which in many system configurations means any user on the same machine. Pickles can execute arbitrary code.
Thus, this allows for local user privilege escalation to the user that any forkserver process is running as. Setting multiprocessing.util.abstract_sockets_supported to False is a workaround. The forkserver start method for multiprocessing is not the default start method. This issue is Linux specific because only Linux supports abstract namespace sockets. CPython before 3.9 does not make use of Linux abstract namespace sockets by default. Support for users manually specifying an abstract namespace socket was added as a bugfix in 3.7.8 and 3.8.3, but users would need to make specific uncommon API calls in order to do that in CPython before 3.9. (CVE-2022-42919)

- An issue was discovered in Python before 3.11.1. An unnecessary quadratic algorithm exists in one path when processing some inputs to the IDNA (RFC 3490) decoder, such that a crafted, unreasonably long name being presented to the decoder could lead to a CPU denial of service. Hostnames are often supplied by remote servers that could be controlled by a malicious actor; in such a scenario, they could trigger excessive CPU consumption on the client attempting to make use of an attacker-supplied supposed hostname.
For example, the attack payload could be placed in the Location header of an HTTP response with status code 302. A fix is planned in 3.11.1, 3.10.9, 3.9.16, 3.8.16, and 3.7.16. (CVE-2022-45061)

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

Solution

Run 'dnf update python3.9' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2022/ALAS-2023-273.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-42919.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-45061.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170610

File Name: al2022_ALAS2022-2023-273.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2023

Updated: 9/15/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-42919

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-unversioned-command, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-debug, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3-idle, 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:python3.9-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python3.9-debugsource, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2022

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/20/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-42919, CVE-2022-45061

IAVA: 2022-A-0467-S, 2023-A-0061-S