Amazon Linux AMI : python27 (ALAS-2013-220)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 70224

Synopsis

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

Description

The ssl.match_hostname function in the SSL module in Python 2.6 through 3.4 does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the Subject Alternative Name field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408 .

Solution

Run 'yum update python27' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-220.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70224

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-220.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/1/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4238

ALAS: 2013-220