Amazon Linux Local Check: ALAS-2013-220

Published: 2015-09-08 11:25:04
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

Technical Details:
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 .

Recommendations:
Run yum update python27 to update your system.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Summary:
Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-4238

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2013-4238

References:

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

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3
Published
2015-09-08
Modified
2018-10-01
Category
Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

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