Debian DSA-4307-1 : python3.5 - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 117838


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 a buffer overflow in PyString_DecodeEscape.


Upgrade the python3.5 packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 3.5.3-1+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117838

File Name: debian_DSA-4307.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/01

Updated: 2018/11/13

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:python3.5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000158, CVE-2018-1060, CVE-2018-1061, CVE-2018-14647

DSA: 4307