Amazon Linux AMI : python35 / python34 (ALAS-2018-943)

2018-01-19T00:00:00
ID ALA_ALAS-2018-943.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-04-18T00:00:00

Description

CPython (aka Python) is vulnerable to an integer overflow in the PyString_DecodeEscape function in stringobject.c, resulting in heap-based buffer overflow (and possible arbitrary code execution) (CVE-2017-1000158)

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory ALAS-2018-943.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(106170);
  script_version("3.3");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/04/18 15:09:36");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-1000158");
  script_xref(name:"ALAS", value:"2018-943");

  script_name(english:"Amazon Linux AMI : python35 / python34 (ALAS-2018-943)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"CPython (aka Python) is vulnerable to an integer overflow in the
PyString_DecodeEscape function in stringobject.c, resulting in
heap-based buffer overflow (and possible arbitrary code execution)
(CVE-2017-1000158)"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2018-943.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Run 'yum update python35' to update your system.

Run 'yum update python34' to update your system."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34-libs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34-test");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python34-tools");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35-libs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35-test");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python35-tools");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:amazon:linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/01/17");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/01/19");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Amazon Linux Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/AmazonLinux/release", "Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);

release = get_kb_item("Host/AmazonLinux/release");
if (isnull(release) || !strlen(release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Amazon Linux");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "^AL(A|\d)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Amazon Linux");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (os_ver != "A")
{
  if (os_ver == 'A') os_ver = 'AMI';
  audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Amazon Linux AMI", "Amazon Linux " + os_ver);
}

if (!get_kb_item("Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python34-3.4.7-1.37.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python34-debuginfo-3.4.7-1.37.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python34-devel-3.4.7-1.37.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python34-libs-3.4.7-1.37.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python34-test-3.4.7-1.37.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python34-tools-3.4.7-1.37.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python35-3.5.4-13.10.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python35-debuginfo-3.5.4-13.10.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python35-devel-3.5.4-13.10.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python35-libs-3.5.4-13.10.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python35-test-3.5.4-13.10.amzn1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"ALA", reference:"python35-tools-3.5.4-13.10.amzn1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "python34 / python34-debuginfo / python34-devel / python34-libs / etc");
}