SUSE SLES11 Security Update : python (SUSE-SU-2016:2270-1) (httpoxy)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 93438
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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for python fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-0772: smtplib vulnerability opens startTLS stripping attack (bsc#984751)

- CVE-2016-5699: incorrect validation of HTTP headers allow header injection (bsc#985348)

- CVE-2016-1000110: HTTPoxy vulnerability in urllib, fixed by disregarding HTTP_PROXY when REQUEST_METHOD is also set (bsc#989523)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-python-12735=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-python-12735=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-python-12735=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=984751

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985348

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=989523

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-0772/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1000110/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5699/

http://www.nessus.org/u?6830fb0d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93438

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2270-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/12/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0772, CVE-2016-1000110, CVE-2016-5699