SUSE SLES11 Security Update : python (SUSE-SU-2018:3156-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118171
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for python fixes the following issue :
CVE-2018-14647: Python's elementtree C accelerator failed to initialise Expat's hash salt during initialization. This could make it easy to conduct denial of service attacks against Expat by constructing an XML document that would cause pathological hash collisions in Expat's internal data structures, consuming large amounts CPU and RAM (bsc#1109847)
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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 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-python-13818=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-python-13818=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-python-13818=1