GLSA-201701-18 : Python: Multiple vulnerabilities
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96399
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-18 (Python: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Python. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted index file using Python’s dumbdbm module, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted input stream using Python’s zipimporter module, possibly allowing attackers to cause unspecified impact.
A man in the middle attacker could strip out the STARTTLS command without generating an exception on the Python SMTP client application, preventing the establishment of the TLS layer.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Python 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.7.12:2.7' All Python 3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-3.4.5:3.4'