Amazon Linux AMI : python26 (ALAS-2013-241)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 70903

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that multiple Python standard library modules implementing network protocols (such as httplib or smtplib) failed to restrict sizes of server responses. A malicious server could cause a client using one of the affected modules to consume an excessive amount of memory. (CVE-2013-1752)

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 . (CVE-2013-4238)

Solution

Run 'yum update python26' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-241.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70903

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-241.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/14/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

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: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: 11/3/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1752, CVE-2013-4238

ALAS: 2013-241