Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : python (ELSA-2016-1626) (httpoxy)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1626 :

An update for python is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language, which includes modules, classes, exceptions, very high level
dynamic data types and dynamic typing. Python supports interfaces to
many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing

Security Fix(es) :

* It was discovered that the Python CGIHandler class did not properly
protect against the HTTP_PROXY variable name clash in a CGI context. A
remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to redirect HTTP requests
performed by a Python CGI script to an attacker-controlled proxy via a
malicious HTTP request. (CVE-2016-1000110)

* It was found that Python's smtplib library did not return an
exception when StartTLS failed to be established in the
SMTP.starttls() function. A man in the middle attacker could strip out
the STARTTLS command without generating an exception on the Python
SMTP client application, preventing the establishment of the TLS
layer. (CVE-2016-0772)

* It was found that the Python's httplib library (used by urllib,
urllib2 and others) did not properly check HTTPConnection.putheader()
function arguments. An attacker could use this flaw to inject
additional headers in a Python application that allowed user provided
header names or values. (CVE-2016-5699)

Red Hat would like to thank Scott Geary (VendHQ) for reporting

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected python packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93034 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1000110

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