Amazon Linux AMI : python27 (ALAS-2012-81)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69688
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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 python27' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-81.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69688

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-81.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:python27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:python27-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:python27-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:python27-libs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:python27-test:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:python27-tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/21/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0845

ALAS: 2012-81