ALAS-2014-440


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2014-440
Advisory Release Date: 2014-11-11 10:32 Pacific
Severity: Medium

Issue Overview:

It was discovered that Python built-in module CGIHTTPServer does not properly handle URL-encoded path separators in URLs which may enable attackers to disclose a CGI script's source code or execute arbitrary scripts in the server's document root. (CVE-2014-4650 )

Integer overflow in bufferobject.c in Python before 2.7.8 allows context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory via a large size and offset in a "buffer" function. (CVE-2014-7185 )


Affected Packages:

python27


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

New Packages:
i686:
    python27-tools-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.i686
    python27-debuginfo-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.i686
    python27-devel-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.i686
    python27-test-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.i686
    python27-libs-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.i686
    python27-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.i686

src:
    python27-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    python27-debuginfo-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-devel-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-test-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-libs-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.x86_64
    python27-tools-2.7.8-6.74.amzn1.x86_64