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

High Nessus Plugin ID 118501

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

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

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

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

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118501

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

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/30

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/29

Reference Information

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