RHEL 7 : python (RHSA-2016:2586)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Low. 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
systems.

Security Fix(es) :

* A vulnerability was discovered in Python, in the built-in
zipimporter. A specially crafted zip file placed in a module path such
that it would be loaded by a later 'import' statement could cause a
heap overflow, leading to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2016-5636)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-5636.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?e4086253
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2586.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94549 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5636

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