Huawei EulerOS: Security Advisory for PyYAML (EulerOS-SA-2019-2299)

Published: 2020-01-23 12:45:49
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the Huawei EulerOS 'PyYAML' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the EulerOS-SA-2019-2299 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
In PyYAML before 5.1, the yaml.load() API could execute arbitrary code if used with untrusted data. The load() function has been deprecated in version 5.1 and the 'UnsafeLoader' has been introduced for backward compatibility with the function.(CVE-2017-18342)

Affected Versions:
'PyYAML' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Huawei EulerOS V2.0SP8.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-18342

References:

https://developer.huaweicloud.com/ict/en/site-euleros/euleros/security-advisories/EulerOS-SA-2019-2299

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5

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