SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : python (SUSE-SU-2015:1344-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update to python 2.7.9 fixes the following issues :

- python-2.7-libffi-aarch64.patch: Fix argument passing in
libffi for aarch64

From the version update to 2.7.9 :

- contains full backport of ssl module from Python 3.4
(PEP466)

- HTTPS certificate validation enabled by default (PEP476)

- SSLv3 disabled by default (bnc#901715)

- backported ensurepip module (PEP477)

- fixes several missing CVEs from last release:
CVE-2013-1752, CVE-2013-1753

- dropped upstreamed patches: python-2.7.6-poplib.patch,
smtplib_maxline-2.7.patch, xmlrpc_gzip_27.patch

- dropped patch python-2.7.3-ssl_ca_path.patch because we
don't need it with ssl module from Python 3

- libffi was upgraded upstream, seems to contain our
changes, so dropping libffi-ppc64le.diff as well

- python-2.7-urllib2-localnet-ssl.patch - properly remove
unconditional 'import ssl' from test_urllib2_localnet
that caused it to fail without ssl

- skip test_thread in qemu_linux_user mode

From the version update to 2.7.8 :

- fixes CVE-2014-4650 directory traversal in CGIHTTPServer

- fixes CVE-2014-7185 (bnc#898572) potential buffer
overflow in buffer()

Also the DH parameters were increased to 2048 bit to fix logjam
security issue (bsc#935856)

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

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/898572
https://bugzilla.suse.com/901715
https://bugzilla.suse.com/924312
https://bugzilla.suse.com/935856
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-1752.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-1753.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4650.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-7185.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?8b2cb590

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-2015-367=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-367=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-367=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-367=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85250 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63804
66958
68147
70089

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1752
CVE-2013-1753
CVE-2014-4650
CVE-2014-7185

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