SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : python, python-base (SUSE-SU-2018:3554-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 118501

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for python, python-base fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

CVE-2018-1000802: Prevent command injection in shutil module (make_archive function) via passage of unfiltered user input (bsc#1109663).

CVE-2018-1061: Fixed DoS via regular expression backtracking in difflib.IS_LINE_JUNK method in difflib (bsc#1088004).

CVE-2018-1060: Fixed DoS via regular expression catastrophic backtracking in apop() method in pop3lib (bsc#1088009).

Bug fixes: bsc#1086001: python tarfile uses random order.

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.

Solution

To 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 Workstation Extension 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP3-2018-2520=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-2520=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-2520=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2520=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-5-2018-2520=1

SUSE CaaS Platform ALL :

To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 :

To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Magnum-Orchestration-7-2018-2520=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1086001

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1088004

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1088009

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1060/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1061/

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1109663

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1000802/

http://www.nessus.org/u?3f448a44

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 118501

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3554-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/30/2018

Updated: 1/13/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

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: cpe:2.3:o:novell:suse_linux:12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-base:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-curses:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-demo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-gdbm:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-idle:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-tk:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-xml:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:libpython2_7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:libpython2_7-1_0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:libpython2_7-1_0-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-base-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-base-debugsource:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-curses-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-debugsource:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-gdbm-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-tk-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python-xml-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 10/29/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/18/2018

Reference Information

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