Scientific Linux Security Update : python on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119196

Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?9f81259a

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119196

File Name: sl_20181030_python_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/27

Modified: 2018/11/27

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/30

Reference Information

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