SuSE 10 Security Update : Python (ZYPP Patch Number 8080) (BEAST)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58891
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The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


The following issues have been fixed in this update :

- hash randomization issues (CVE-2012-115) (see below)

- SimpleHTTPServer XSS. (CVE-2011-1015)

- SSL BEAST vulnerability (CVE-2011-3389) The hash randomization fix is by default disabled to keep compatibility with existing python code when it extracts hashes.

To enable the hash seed randomization you can either use :

- pass -R to the python interpreter commandline.

- set the environment variable PYTHONHASHSEED=random to enable it for programs. You can also set this environment variable to a fixed hash seed by specifying a integer value between 0 and MAX_UINT.

In generally enabling this is only needed when malicious third parties can inject values into your hash tables.


Apply ZYPP patch number 8080.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58891

File Name: suse_python-8080.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/27/2012

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/19/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/9/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1015, CVE-2011-3389, CVE-2012-1150