Oracle Linux 8 : python3 (ELSA-2024-0256)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 188074

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2024-0256 advisory.

- The email module of Python through 3.11.3 incorrectly parses e-mail addresses that contain a special character. The wrong portion of an RFC2822 header is identified as the value of the addr-spec. In some applications, an attacker can bypass a protection mechanism in which application access is granted only after verifying receipt of e-mail to a specific domain (e.g., only @company.example.com addresses may be used for signup). This occurs in email/_parseaddr.py in recent versions of Python. (CVE-2023-27043)

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://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2024-0256.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 188074

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2024-0256.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/16/2024

Updated: 1/16/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-27043

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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: 1/16/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/19/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-27043