SuSE 10 Security Update : Python (ZYPP Patch Number 8080)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

The following issues have been fixed in this update :

- hash randomization issues (CVE-2012-115) (see below)

- SimpleHTTPServer XSS. (CVE-2011-1015)

- SSL BEAST vulnerability (CVE-2011-3389) The hash
randomization fix is by default disabled to keep
compatibility with existing python code when it extracts

To enable the hash seed randomization you can either use :

- pass -R to the python interpreter commandline.

- set the environment variable PYTHONHASHSEED=random to
enable it for programs. You can also set this
environment variable to a fixed hash seed by specifying
a integer value between 0 and MAX_UINT.

In generally enabling this is only needed when malicious third parties
can inject values into your hash tables.

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 8080.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58891 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1015

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