SuSE 11.3 Security Update : python (SAT Patch Number 8892)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 72873


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


This update for Python fixes the following security issues :

- SSL module does not handle certificates that contain hostnames with NULL bytes. (CVE-2013-4238). (bnc#834601)

- Various stdlib read flaws. (CVE-2013-1752) Additionally, the following non-security issues have been fixed:.

- Turn off OpenSSL's aggressive optimizations that conflict with Python's GC. (bnc#859068)

- Setting fips=1 at boot time causes problems with Python due to MD5 usage. (bnc#847135)


Apply SAT patch number 8892.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72873

File Name: suse_11_python-201402-140224.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/7/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 2/24/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1752, CVE-2013-4073, CVE-2013-4238