Scientific Linux Security Update : python on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20150722)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 85206
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

It was discovered that the socket.recvfrom_into() function failed to check the size of the supplied buffer. This could lead to a buffer overflow when the function was called with an insufficiently sized buffer. (CVE-2014-1912)

It was discovered that multiple Python standard library modules implementing network protocols (such as httplib or smtplib) failed to restrict the sizes of server responses. A malicious server could cause a client using one of the affected modules to consume an excessive amount of memory. (CVE-2013-1752)

It was discovered that the CGIHTTPServer module incorrectly handled URL encoded paths. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute scripts outside of the cgi-bin directory, or disclose the source code of the scripts in the cgi-bin directory. (CVE-2014-4650)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the buffer() function handled its offset and size arguments. An attacker able to control these arguments could use this flaw to disclose portions of the application memory or cause it to crash. (CVE-2014-7185)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?15a4252d

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 85206

File Name: sl_20150722_python_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/4/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-test, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tkinter, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/22/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1752, CVE-2014-1912, CVE-2014-4650, CVE-2014-7185