SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionThe remote Debian 10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dla-3432 advisory.
- In Python (aka CPython) up to 3.10.8, the mailcap module does not add escape characters into commands discovered in the system mailcap file. This may allow attackers to inject shell commands into applications that call mailcap.findmatch with untrusted input (if they lack validation of user-provided filenames or arguments). The fix is also back-ported to 3.7, 3.8, 3.9 (CVE-2015-20107)
- In Lib/tarfile.py in Python through 3.8.3, an attacker is able to craft a TAR archive leading to an infinite loop when opened by tarfile.open, because _proc_pax lacks header validation. (CVE-2019-20907)
- http.client in Python 3.x before 3.5.10, 3.6.x before 3.6.12, 3.7.x before 3.7.9, and 3.8.x before 3.8.5 allows CRLF injection if the attacker controls the HTTP request method, as demonstrated by inserting CR and LF control characters in the first argument of HTTPConnection.request. (CVE-2020-26116)
- 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)
- Python 3.x through 3.9.1 has a buffer overflow in PyCArg_repr in _ctypes/callproc.c, which may lead to remote code execution in certain Python applications that accept floating-point numbers as untrusted input, as demonstrated by a 1e300 argument to c_double.from_param. This occurs because sprintf is used unsafely. (CVE-2021-3177)
- There's a flaw in urllib's AbstractBasicAuthHandler class. An attacker who controls a malicious HTTP server that an HTTP client (such as web browser) connects to, could trigger a Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDOS) during an authentication request with a specially crafted payload that is sent by the server to the client. The greatest threat that this flaw poses is to application availability.
- A flaw was found in python. An improperly handled HTTP response in the HTTP client code of python may allow a remote attacker, who controls the HTTP server, to make the client script enter an infinite loop, consuming CPU time. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2021-3737)
- A flaw was found in Python, specifically in the FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client library in PASV (passive) mode. The issue is how the FTP client trusts the host from the PASV response by default. This flaw allows an attacker to set up a malicious FTP server that can trick FTP clients into connecting back to a given IP address and port. This vulnerability could lead to FTP client scanning ports, which otherwise would not have been possible. (CVE-2021-4189)
- An issue was discovered in Python before 3.11.1. An unnecessary quadratic algorithm exists in one path when processing some inputs to the IDNA (RFC 3490) decoder, such that a crafted, unreasonably long name being presented to the decoder could lead to a CPU denial of service. Hostnames are often supplied by remote servers that could be controlled by a malicious actor; in such a scenario, they could trigger excessive CPU consumption on the client attempting to make use of an attacker-supplied supposed hostname.
For example, the attack payload could be placed in the Location header of an HTTP response with status code 302. A fix is planned in 3.11.1, 3.10.9, 3.9.16, 3.8.16, and 3.7.16. (CVE-2022-45061)
Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade the python2.7 packages.
For Debian 10 buster, these problems have been fixed in version 2.7.16-2+deb10u2.
File Name: debian_DLA-3432.nasl
Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent
Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7-minimal, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7-stdlib, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:idle-python2.7, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7-examples, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7-testsuite, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpython2.7-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7-minimal
Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l
Exploit Ease: Exploits are available
Patch Publication Date: 5/24/2023
Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2020