ALAS-2013-220


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2013-220
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-15 23:21 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2013-4238 

Issue Overview:

The ssl.match_hostname function in the SSL module in Python 2.6 through 3.4 does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the Subject Alternative Name field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408 .


Affected Packages:

python27


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

New Packages:
i686:
    python27-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.i686
    python27-devel-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.i686
    python27-test-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.i686
    python27-tools-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.i686
    python27-debuginfo-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.i686
    python27-libs-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.i686

src:
    python27-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    python27-test-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-debuginfo-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-libs-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-tools-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-devel-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-2.7.5-4.28.amzn1.x86_64