SUSE SLES12 Security Update : python-wheel (SUSE-SU-2023:0089-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170097

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:0089-1 advisory.

- An issue discovered in Python Packaging Authority (PyPA) Wheel 0.37.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via attacker controlled input to wheel cli. (CVE-2022-40898)

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 python-wheel and / or python3-wheel packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1206670

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2022-40898

http://www.nessus.org/u?407ed259

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170097

File Name: suse_SU-2023-0089-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/17/2023

Updated: 7/14/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40898

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python-wheel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-wheel, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/16/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/23/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40898

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:0089-1