SuSE 11.1 Security Update : libpython2_6-1_0, libpython2_6-1_0-32bit, libpython2_6-1_0-x86, python, etc (SAT Patch Number 6310)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64220


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This update to python 2.6.8 fixes the following bugs, among others :

- XMLRPC Server DoS. (CVE-2012-0845, bnc#747125)

- hash randomization issues. (CVE-2012-1150, bnc#751718)

- insecure creation of .pypirc. (CVE-2011-4944, bnc#754447)

- SimpleHTTPServer XSS. (CVE-2011-1015, bnc#752375)

- functions can accept unicode kwargs. (bnc#744287)

- python MainThread lacks ident. (bnc#754547)

- TypeError: waitpid() takes no keyword arguments.

- Source code exposure in CGIHTTPServer module.
(CVE-2011-1015, bnc#674646)

- Insecure redirect processing in urllib2 (CVE-2011-1521, bnc#682554) 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 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.

The update to 2.6.8 also provides many compatibility fixes with OpenStack.


Apply SAT patch number 6310.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64220

File Name: suse_11_python-randomisation-update-120516.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libpython2_6-1_0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libpython2_6-1_0-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-base-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-curses, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-demo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-gdbm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-idle, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-tk, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-xml, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1015, CVE-2011-1521, CVE-2011-4944, CVE-2012-0845, CVE-2012-1150