GLSA-201811-02 : Python: Buffer overflow

low Nessus Plugin ID 118846

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201811-02 (Python: Buffer overflow)

A buffer overflow vulnerability have been discovered in Python. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker, in special situations such as function as a service, could violate a trust boundary and cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Python users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.7.15:2.7'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-02

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 118846

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201811-02.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 11/9/2018

Updated: 4/14/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:python, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/9/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000030

GLSA: 201811-02