ALAS2-2019-1291


Amazon Linux 2 Security Advisory: ALAS-2019-1291
Advisory Release Date: 2019-09-13 23:21 Pacific
Advisory Updated Date: 2019-09-19 16:03 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2019-9948 

Issue Overview:

urllib in Python 2.7.16 supports the local_file: scheme, which makes it easier for remote attackers to bypass protection mechanisms that blacklist file: URIs, as demonstrated by triggering a urllib.urlopen('local_file:///etc/passwd') call. (CVE-2019-9948 )


Affected Packages:

python


Issue Correction:
Run yum update python to update your system.

New Packages:
aarch64:
    python-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.aarch64
    python-libs-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.aarch64
    python-devel-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.aarch64
    python-tools-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.aarch64
    tkinter-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.aarch64
    python-test-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.aarch64
    python-debug-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.aarch64
    python-debuginfo-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.aarch64

i686:
    python-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.i686
    python-libs-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.i686
    python-devel-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.i686
    python-tools-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.i686
    tkinter-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.i686
    python-test-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.i686
    python-debug-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.i686
    python-debuginfo-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.i686

src:
    python-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.src

x86_64:
    python-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.x86_64
    python-libs-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.x86_64
    python-devel-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.x86_64
    python-tools-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.x86_64
    tkinter-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.x86_64
    python-test-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.x86_64
    python-debug-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.x86_64
    python-debuginfo-2.7.16-3.amzn2.0.1.x86_64