Oracle Linux 7 : python3 (ELSA-2020-3888)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 141218
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2020-3888 advisory.

- The documentation XML-RPC server in Python through 2.7.16, 3.x through 3.6.9, and 3.7.x through 3.7.4 has XSS via the server_title field. This occurs in Lib/DocXMLRPCServer.py in Python 2.x, and in Lib/xmlrpc/server.py in Python 3.x. If set_server_title is called with untrusted input, arbitrary JavaScript can be delivered to clients that visit the http URL for this server. (CVE-2019-16935)

- Python 2.7 through 2.7.17, 3.5 through 3.5.9, 3.6 through 3.6.10, 3.7 through 3.7.6, and 3.8 through 3.8.1 allows an HTTP server to conduct Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) attacks against a client because of urllib.request.AbstractBasicAuthHandler catastrophic backtracking. (CVE-2020-8492)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2020-3888.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 141218

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2020-3888.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/7/2020

Updated: 10/9/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-16935

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-idle, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-test, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-tkinter

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/6/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-16935, CVE-2020-8492