Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : python (multiple_vulnerabilities_in_python) (BEAST)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Solaris system is missing a security patch for third-party
software.

Description :

The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address
security updates :

- The SSL protocol, as used in certain configurations in
Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer,
Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and other
products, encrypts data by using CBC mode with chained
initialization vectors, which allows man-in-the-middle
attackers to obtain plaintext HTTP headers via a
blockwise chosen-boundary attack (BCBA) on an HTTPS
session, in conjunction with JavaScript code that uses
(1) the HTML5 WebSocket API, (2) the Java URLConnection
API, or (3) the Silverlight WebClient API, aka a 'BEAST'
attack. (CVE-2011-3389)

- SimpleXMLRPCServer.py in SimpleXMLRPCServer in Python
before 2.6.8, 2.7.x before 2.7.3, 3.x before 3.1.5, and
3.2.x before 3.2.3 allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption)
via an XML-RPC POST request that contains a smaller
amount of data than specified by the Content-Length
header. (CVE-2012-0845)

- The XML parser (xmlparse.c) in expat before 2.1.0
computes hash values without restricting the ability to
trigger hash collisions predictably, which allows
context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service
(CPU consumption) via an XML file with many identifiers
with the same value. (CVE-2012-0876)

- Python before 2.6.8, 2.7.x before 2.7.3, 3.x before
3.1.5, and 3.2.x before 3.2.3 computes hash values
without restricting the ability to trigger hash
collisions predictably, which allows context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption)
via crafted input to an application that maintains a
hash table. (CVE-2012-1150)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b5f8def1
http://www.nessus.org/u?1a4e8993

Solution :

Upgrade to Solaris 11.1.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Solaris Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80749 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3389
CVE-2012-0845
CVE-2012-0876
CVE-2012-1150

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now