Debian DLA-1190-1 : python2.6 security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 104749

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

A minor security vulnerability has been discovered in Python 2.7, an interactive high-level object-oriented language.

CVE-2017-1000158

CPython (the reference implementation of Python also commonly known as simply Python) versions 2.6 and 2.7 are vulnerable to an integer overflow and heap corruption, leading to possible arbitrary code execution. The nature of the error has to do with improper handling of large strings with escaped characters.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.8-1.1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your python2.6 packages.

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Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/11/msg00036.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/python2.6

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104749

File Name: debian_DLA-1190.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/27

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:idle-python2.6, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.6, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.6, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.6-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.6-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.6-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.6-examples, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.6-minimal, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000158