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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 117812
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


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.


Upgrade the python2.7 packages.

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117812

File Name: debian_DSA-4306.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/28/2018

Updated: 12/19/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


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: 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: 9/27/2018

Reference Information

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

DSA: 4306