Ubuntu 16.04 ESM : Python vulnerability (USN-5629-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 165319

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-5629-1 advisory.

- ** DISPUTED ** Python 3.x through 3.10 has an open redirection vulnerability in lib/http/server.py due to no protection against multiple (/) at the beginning of URI path which may leads to information disclosure.
NOTE: this is disputed by a third party because the http.server.html documentation page states Warning:
http.server is not recommended for production. It only implements basic security checks. (CVE-2021-28861)

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

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5629-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 165319

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5629-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/22/2022

Updated: 9/22/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

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 Score Source: CVE-2021-28861

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:esm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:idle-python3.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.5-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.5-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.5-stdlib, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.5-testsuite, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.5-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.5-examples, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.5-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.5-venv

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/22/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/23/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-28861

USN: 5629-1