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Amazon Linux Local Check: alas-2016-724

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Insight

Insight

It was found that Python's httplib library (used urllib, urllib2 and others) did not properly check HTTP header input in HTTPConnection.putheader(). An attacker could use this flow to inject additional headers in a Python application that allows user provided header name or values. (CVE-2016-5699 )It was found that Python's smtplib library did not return an exception if StartTLS fails to establish correctly in the SMTP.starttls() function. An attacker with ability to launch an active man in the middle attack could strip out the STARTTLS command without generating an exception on the python SMTP client application, preventing the establishment of the TLS layer. (CVE-2016-0772 )A vulnerability was discovered in Python, in the built-in zipimporter. A specially crafted zip file placed in a module path such that it would be loaded by a later 'import' statement could cause a heap overflow, leading to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2016-5636 )

Solution

Solution

Run yum update python26 to update your system. Run yum update python27 to update your system. Run yum update python34 to update your system.

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