Amazon Linux AMI : python26 (ALAS-2012-80)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69687

Synopsis

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

Description

SimpleXMLRPCServer.py in SimpleXMLRPCServer in Python before 2.6.8, 2.7.x before 2.7.3, 3.x before 3.1.5, and 3.2.x before 3.2.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via an XML-RPC POST request that contains a smaller amount of data than specified by the Content-Length header.

Solution

Run 'yum update python26' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-80.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69687

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-80.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Updated: 2018/04/18

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-test, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-tools, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0845

ALAS: 2012-80