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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2014-9365: Security patch for python27 (ALAS-2015-552)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2014-9365: Security patch for python27 (ALAS-2015-552)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Published
12/12/2014
Created
03/19/2019
Added
09/19/2018
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The HTTP clients in the (1) httplib, (2) urllib, (3) urllib2, and (4) xmlrpclib libraries in CPython (aka Python) 2.x before 2.7.9 and 3.x before 3.4.3, when accessing an HTTPS URL, do not (a) check the certificate against a trust store or verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's (b) Common Name or (c) subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-python27

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-python27

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