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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 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).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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 : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:ND/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