Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : python3.1, python3.2 vulnerabilities (USN-1314-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Giampaolo Rodola discovered that the smtpd module in Python 3 did not
properly handle certain error conditions. A remote attacker could
exploit this to cause a denial of service via daemon outage. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-3493)

Niels Heinen discovered that the urllib module in Python 3 would
process Location headers that specify a file:// URL. A remote attacker
could use this to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of
service via resource consumption. (CVE-2011-1521).

Solution :

Update the affected python3.1-minimal and / or python3.2-minimal
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57345 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44533
47024

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3493
CVE-2011-1521