SUSE SLES11 Security Update : python (SUSE-SU-2018:1786-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 110685

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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for python fixes the following issues: The following security vulnerabilities were addressed :

- Add a check to Lib/wave.py that verifies that at least one channel is provided. Prior to this, attackers could cause a denial of service via a crafted wav format audio file. [bsc#1083507, CVE-2017-18207]

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 Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-python-13672=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-python-13672=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-python-13672=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1083507

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-18207/

http://www.nessus.org/u?384adaed

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110685

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1786-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/25/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpython2_6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpython2_6-1_0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-curses, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-demo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-gdbm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-idle, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-tk, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-xml, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/22/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/1/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18207