Debian DLA-1906-1 : python2.7 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 128426

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VPR Score: 2.2

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

A vulnerability has been discovered in Python, an interactive high-level object-oriented language, that is relevant for cookie handling. By using a malicious server an attacker might steal cookies that are meant for other domains

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.9-2+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your python2.7 packages.

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Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/08/msg00040.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/python2.7

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 128426

File Name: debian_DLA-1906.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/09/03

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:idle-python2.7, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7-minimal, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7-stdlib, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7-testsuite, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7-examples, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7-minimal, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20852