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 64221
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(bnc#751714)

- 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.

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 6310.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=744287

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=747125

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=748079

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=751714

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=751718

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=752375

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=754447

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=754547

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1015.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1521.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-4944.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-0845.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-1150.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64221

File Name: suse_11_python-randomisation-update-120517.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2013

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Vector: 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:python, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-base, 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: 5/17/2012

Reference Information

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