Oracle Linux 7 : python (ELSA-2018-3041)

high Nessus Plugin ID 118763

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:3041 :

An update for python is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language, which includes modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types and dynamic typing. Python supports interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems.

Security Fix(es) :

* python: DOS via regular expression backtracking in difflib.IS_LINE_JUNK method in difflib (CVE-2018-1061)

* python: DOS via regular expression catastrophic backtracking in apop() method in pop3lib (CVE-2018-1060)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank the Python security response team for reporting these issues.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected python packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2018-November/008188.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118763

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-3041.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/7/2018

Updated: 4/27/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-test, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tkinter, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/6/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/18/2018

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2018:3041