Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : python2.7, python3.2, python3.4, python3.5 vulnerabilities (USN-3134-1) (httpoxy)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 95284
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The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that the smtplib library in Python did not return an error when StartTLS fails. A remote attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0772)

Remi Rampin discovered that Python would not protect CGI applications from contents of the HTTP_PROXY environment variable when based on the contents of the Proxy header from HTTP requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this to cause a CGI application to redirect outgoing HTTP requests. (CVE-2016-1000110)

Insu Yun discovered an integer overflow in the zipimporter module in Python that could lead to a heap-based overflow. An attacker could use this to craft a special zip file that when read by Python could possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-5636)

Guido Vranken discovered that the urllib modules in Python did not properly handle carriage return line feed (CRLF) in headers. A remote attacker could use this to craft URLs that inject arbitrary HTTP headers. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-5699).

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Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95284

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3134-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/23/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython2.7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython2.7-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython2.7-stdlib, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.4-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.4-stdlib, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.5-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpython3.5-stdlib, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python2.7-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.2-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.4-minimal, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3.5-minimal, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/22/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0772, CVE-2016-1000110, CVE-2016-5636, CVE-2016-5699

USN: 3134-1