SUSE SLES11 Security Update : python (SUSE-SU-2018:2408-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 112012

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Synopsis

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

Description

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

- CVE-2018-1061: Fixed DoS via regular expression backtracking in difflib.IS_LINE_JUNK method in difflib (bsc#1088004).

- CVE-2018-1060: Fixed DoS via regular expression catastrophic backtracking in apop() method in pop3lib (bsc#1088009).

- CVE-2016-5636: Fixed heap overflow in zipimporter module (bsc#985177) Bug fixes :

- bsc#1086001: python tarfile uses random order.

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-13737=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-python-13737=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-python-13737=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-python-13737=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-python-13737=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-python-13737=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1086001

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1088004

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1088009

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985177

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5636/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1060/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1061/

http://www.nessus.org/u?6877d4e6

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 112012

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2408-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/20/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:novell:suse_linux:11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:libpython2_6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:libpython2_6-1_0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-base:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-curses:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-demo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-gdbm:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-idle:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-tk:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-xml:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5636, CVE-2018-1060, CVE-2018-1061