Amazon Linux AMI : python27 (ALAS-2014-440)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 78873
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Python built-in module CGIHTTPServer does not properly handle URL-encoded path separators in URLs which may enable attackers to disclose a CGI script's source code or execute arbitrary scripts in the server's document root. (CVE-2014-4650)

Integer overflow in bufferobject.c in Python before 2.7.8 allows context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory via a large size and offset in a 'buffer' function.
(CVE-2014-7185)

Solution

Run 'yum update python27' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-440.html

https://bugs.python.org/issue21766

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 78873

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-440.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/6/2014

Updated: 2/27/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

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: 11/11/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/8/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7185, CVE-2014-4650

ALAS: 2014-440