Debian DSA-4306-1 : python2.7 - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117812

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Multiple security issues were discovered in Python: ElementTree failed to initialise Expat's hash salt, two denial of service issues were found in difflib and poplib and the shutil module was affected by a command injection vulnerability.

Solution

Upgrade the python2.7 packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.7.13-2+deb9u3.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/python2.7

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/python2.7

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4306

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117812

File Name: debian_DSA-4306.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/28

Updated: 2018/12/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000802, CVE-2018-1060, CVE-2018-1061, CVE-2018-14647

DSA: 4306