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Amazon Linux Local Check: alas-2015-621

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.4

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Insight

Insight

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the buffer() function handled its offset and size arguments. An attacker able to control those arguments could use this flaw to disclose portions of the application memory or cause it to crash.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.It was discovered that the CGIHTTPServer module incorrectly handled URL encoded paths. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute scripts outside of the cgi-bin directory, or disclose source of scripts in the cgi-bin directory.

Solution

Solution

Run yum update python26 to update your system.

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