SUSE SLES12 Security Update : python36-pip (SUSE-SU-2022:0060-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 156699

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE- SU-2022:0060-1 advisory.

- A flaw was found in python-pip in the way it handled Unicode separators in git references. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to install a different revision on a repository. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data integrity. This is fixed in python-pip version 21.1. (CVE-2021-3572)

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 python36-pip package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1186819

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3572

http://www.nessus.org/u?6ea32824

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 156699

File Name: suse_SU-2022-0060-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/13/2022

Updated: 1/13/2022

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3572

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.7

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:novell:suse_linux:12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:novell:suse_linux:python36-pip:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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: 1/12/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3572

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:0060-1