ALAS-2018-989


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2018-989
Advisory Release Date: 2018-04-05 16:41 Pacific
Severity: Critical
References: CVE-2018-7750 

Issue Overview:

Authentication bypass in transport.py
transport.py in the SSH server implementation of Paramiko before 1.17.6, 1.18.x before 1.18.5, 2.0.x before 2.0.8, 2.1.x before 2.1.5, 2.2.x before 2.2.3, 2.3.x before 2.3.2, and 2.4.x before 2.4.1 does not properly check whether authentication is completed before processing other requests, as demonstrated by channel-open. A customized SSH client can simply skip the authentication step. (CVE-2018-7750 )


Affected Packages:

python-paramiko


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

New Packages:
noarch:
    python26-paramiko-1.15.1-2.6.amzn1.noarch
    python27-paramiko-1.15.1-2.6.amzn1.noarch

src:
    python-paramiko-1.15.1-2.6.amzn1.src