Oracle Linux 8 : python3 (ELSA-2024-0114)

high Nessus Plugin ID 187931


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


The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2024-0114 advisory.

- A use-after-free exists in Python through 3.9 via heappushpop in heapq. (CVE-2022-48560)

- read_ints in in Python through 3.9.1 is vulnerable to a potential DoS attack via CPU and RAM exhaustion when processing malformed Apple Property List files in binary format. (CVE-2022-48564)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 187931

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2024-0114.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/10/2024

Updated: 1/10/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


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-2022-48564


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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-48560

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8::baseos_latest, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:platform-python-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-test, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-idle, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:platform-python, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:platform-python-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8, cpe:/a:oracle:linux:8::appstream, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-tkinter, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8:9:baseos_patch

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/31/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-48560, CVE-2022-48564