GLSA-201701-18 : Python: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-18
(Python: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Python. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted index
file using Python’s dumbdbm module, possibly resulting in execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
input stream using Python’s zipimporter module, possibly allowing
attackers to cause unspecified impact.
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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-18

Solution :

All Python 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.7.12:2.7'
All Python 3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-3.4.5:3.4'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96399 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0772
CVE-2016-5636

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