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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-0772: Security patch for python26, python27, python34 (ALAS-2016-724)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-0772: Security patch for python26, python27, python34 (ALAS-2016-724)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Published
07/20/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/22/2016
Modified
04/16/2020

Description

The smtplib library in CPython (aka Python) before 2.7.12, 3.x before 3.4.5, and 3.5.x before 3.5.2 does not return an error when StartTLS fails, which might allow man-in-the-middle attackers to bypass the TLS protections by leveraging a network position between the client and the registry to block the StartTLS command, aka a "StartTLS stripping attack."

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade--python27
  • amazon-linux-upgrade--python34
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-python26

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade--python27
  • amazon-linux-upgrade--python34
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-python26

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