SUSE SLES12 Security Update : python-PyYAML (SUSE-SU-2020:1285-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 136784


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for python-PyYAML fixes the following issues :

CVE-2020-1747: Fixed an arbitrary code execution when YAML files are parsed by FullLoader (bsc#1165439).

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Crowbar-8-2020-1285=1

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-8-2020-1285=1

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2020-1285=1

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-6-LTSS-2020-1285=1

SUSE Manager Tools 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Manager-Tools-12-2020-1285=1

SUSE Manager Server 3.2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SUSE-Manager-Server-3.2-2020-1285=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 3.2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SUSE-Manager-Proxy-3.2-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP3-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3-BCL :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-BCL-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 12-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-POS-12-SP2-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Public-Cloud-12-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Containers 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Containers-12-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Advanced Systems Management 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Adv-Systems-Management-12-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 12-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-HA-12-SP2-2020-1285=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-HA-12-SP1-2020-1285=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-5-2020-1285=1

HPE Helion Openstack 8 :

zypper in -t patch HPE-Helion-OpenStack-8-2020-1285=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 136784

File Name: suse_SU-2020-1285-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/05/22

Updated: 2020/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-PyYAML, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-PyYAML-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-PyYAML-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-PyYAML, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-PyYAML-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/05/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1747