SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : python (SUSE-SU-2018:1372-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110037

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for python fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2017-1000158: Fixed integer overflows in PyString_DecodeEscape that could have resulted in heap-based buffer overflow attacks and possible arbitrary code execution (bsc#1068664).

- CVE-2018-1000030: Fixed crash inside the Python interpreter when multiple threads used the same I/O stream concurrently (bsc#1079300).

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.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP3-2018-964=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-964=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-964=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-964=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-5-2018-964=1

SUSE CaaS Platform ALL :

To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2018-964=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1068664

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1079300

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-1000158/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1000030/

http://www.nessus.org/u?4d8fa025

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110037

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1372-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/05/23

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:novell:suse_linux:libpython2_7, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpython2_7-1_0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpython2_7-1_0-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-base-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-base-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-curses, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-curses-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-demo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-gdbm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-gdbm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-idle, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-tk, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-tk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-xml, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-xml-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000158, CVE-2018-1000030