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

Medium 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: Medium

ID: 118763

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-3041.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/07

Modified: 2018/11/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/06

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2018:3041