Oracle Linux 7 : python (ELSA-2016-2586)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 94707
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Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2586 :

An update for python is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link (s) in the References section.

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language, which includes modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types and dynamic typing. Python supports interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems.

Security Fix(es) :

* A vulnerability was discovered in Python, in the built-in zipimporter. A specially crafted zip file placed in a module path such that it would be loaded by a later 'import' statement could cause a heap overflow, leading to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2016-5636)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected python packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-November/006476.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94707

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2586.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/11/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-test, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:tkinter, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5636

RHSA: 2016:2586