SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : python3 (SUSE-SU-2016:2653-1) (httpoxy)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update provides Python 3.4.5, which brings many fixes and
enhancements. The following security issues have been fixed :

- CVE-2016-1000110: CGIHandler could have allowed setting
of HTTP_PROXY environment variable based on
user-supplied Proxy request header. (bsc#989523)

- CVE-2016-0772: A vulnerability in smtplib could have
allowed a MITM attacker to perform a startTLS stripping
attack. (bsc#984751)

- CVE-2016-5636: A heap overflow in Python's zipimport
module. (bsc#985177)

- CVE-2016-5699: A header injection flaw in
urrlib2/urllib/httplib/http.client. (bsc#985348) The
update also includes the following non-security fixes :

- Don't force 3rd party C extensions to be built with

-Werror=declaration-after-statement. (bsc#951166)

- Make urllib proxy var handling behave as usual on POSIX.
(bsc#983582) For a comprehensive list of changes please
refer to the upstream change log:
https://docs.python.org/3.4/whatsnew/changelog.html

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/951166
https://bugzilla.suse.com/983582
https://bugzilla.suse.com/984751
https://bugzilla.suse.com/985177
https://bugzilla.suse.com/985348
https://bugzilla.suse.com/989523
https://bugzilla.suse.com/991069
https://docs.python.org/3.4/whatsnew/changelog.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-0772.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1000110.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5636.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5699.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?252dd025

Solution :

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1558=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1558=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 12:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-12-2016-1558=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1558=1

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94321 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0772
CVE-2016-1000110
CVE-2016-5636
CVE-2016-5699

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