SuSE 11.1 Security Update : libpython2_6-1_0, libpython2_6-1_0-32bit, libpython2_6-1_0-x86, python, etc (SAT Patch Number 6310)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update to python 2.6.8 fixes the following bugs, among others :

- XMLRPC Server DoS. (CVE-2012-0845, bnc#747125)

- hash randomization issues. (CVE-2012-1150, bnc#751718)

- insecure creation of .pypirc. (CVE-2011-4944,
bnc#754447)

- SimpleHTTPServer XSS. (CVE-2011-1015, bnc#752375)

- functions can accept unicode kwargs. (bnc#744287)

- python MainThread lacks ident. (bnc#754547)

- TypeError: waitpid() takes no keyword arguments.
(bnc#751714)

- Source code exposure in CGIHTTPServer module.
(CVE-2011-1015, bnc#674646)

- Insecure redirect processing in urllib2 (CVE-2011-1521,
bnc#682554) The hash randomization fix is by default
disabled to keep compatibility with existing python code
when it extracts hashes.

To enable the hash seed randomization you can 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.

The update to 2.6.8 also provides many compatibility fixes with
OpenStack.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=744287
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=747125
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=748079
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=751714
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=751718
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=752375
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=754447
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=754547
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1015.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1521.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-4944.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-0845.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-1150.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 6310.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64221 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1015
CVE-2011-1521
CVE-2011-4944
CVE-2012-0845
CVE-2012-1150

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