SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : python3 (SUSE-SU-2018:2696-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117478
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for python3 provides the following fixes :
These security issues were fixed :
CVE-2018-1061: Prevent catastrophic backtracking in the difflib.IS_LINE_JUNK method. An attacker could have used this flaw to cause denial of service (bsc#1088004).
CVE-2018-1060: Prevent catastrophic backtracking in pop3lib's apop() method. An attacker could have used this flaw to cause denial of service (bsc#1088009).
The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.
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.
SolutionTo 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 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-1886=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-1886=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-12-2018-1886=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-1886=1