Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 20.04 : Python vulnerabilities (USN-4428-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 138872
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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Python documentation had a misleading information. A security issue could be possibly caused by wrong assumptions of this information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
(CVE-2019-17514) It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain TAR archives. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-20907) It was discovered that incorrectly handled certain ZIP files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-9674) It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain IP values. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-14422).

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/4428-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 138872

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4428-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/23/2020

Updated: 2/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17514

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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:N/I:H/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:python3.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.4-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:python3.8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.8-minimal, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/22/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-17514, CVE-2019-20907, CVE-2019-9674, CVE-2020-14422

USN: 4428-1

IAVA: 2020-A-0340-S