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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 72873
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

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:.
(bnc#856836)

- 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)

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 8892.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=834601

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=847135

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=856836

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=859068

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-1752.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4073.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4238.html

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

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

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