Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : python2.7, python3.5, python3.6, python3.7 vulnerabilities (USN-4151-1)

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Python incorrectly parsed certain email addresses. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to trick Python applications into accepting email addresses that should be denied. (CVE-2019-16056)

It was discovered that the Python documentation XML-RPC server incorrectly handled certain fields. A remote attacker could use this issue to execute a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. (CVE-2019-16935).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4151-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 129774

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4151-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/10/2019

Updated: 12/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.7-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.5-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.6-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.7-minimal, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/9/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/6/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-16056, CVE-2019-16935

USN: 4151-1