ALAS-2012-081


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2012-81
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-14 16:12 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2012-0845 

Issue Overview:

SimpleXMLRPCServer.py in SimpleXMLRPCServer in Python before 2.6.8, 2.7.x before 2.7.3, 3.x before 3.1.5, and 3.2.x before 3.2.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via an XML-RPC POST request that contains a smaller amount of data than specified by the Content-Length header.


Affected Packages:

python27


Issue Correction:
Run yum update python27 to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    python27-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.i686
    python27-libs-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.i686
    python27-devel-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.i686
    python27-test-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.i686
    python27-tools-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.i686
    python27-debuginfo-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.i686

src:
    python27-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    python27-libs-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-tools-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-test-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-devel-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-debuginfo-2.7.3-1.18.amzn1.x86_64