Amazon Linux AMI : python27 (ALAS-2015-552)

high Nessus Plugin ID 84369
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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)

It was discovered that the Python xmlrpclib did not restrict the size of a gzip compressed HTTP responses. A malicious XMLRPC server could cause an XMLRPC client using xmlrpclib to consume an excessive amount of memory. (CVE-2013-1753)

The Python standard library HTTP client modules (such as httplib or urllib) did not perform verification of TLS/SSL certificates when connecting to HTTPS servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to hijack connections and eavesdrop or modify transferred data.(CVE-2014-9365)

Solution

Run 'yum update python27' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-552.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84369

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-552.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/25/2015

Updated: 3/12/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 8/31/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1752, CVE-2013-1753, CVE-2014-9365

ALAS: 2015-552