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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1834-1] python2.7 security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.4

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'python2.7' package(s) announced via the DSA-1834-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Python, an interactive high-level object-oriented language, including CVE-2018-14647 Python's elementtree C accelerator failed to initialise Expat's hash salt during initialization. This could make it easy to conduct denial of service attacks against Expat by constructing an XML document that would cause pathological hash collisions in Expat's internal data structures, consuming large amounts CPU and RAM. CVE-2019-5010 NULL pointer dereference using a specially crafted X509 certificate. CVE-2019-9636 Improper Handling of Unicode Encoding (with an incorrect netloc) during NFKC normalization resulting in information disclosure (credentials, cookies, etc. that are cached against a given hostname). A specially crafted URL could be incorrectly parsed to locate cookies or authentication data and send that information to a different host than when parsed correctly. CVE-2019-9740 An issue was discovered in urllib2 where CRLF injection is possible if the attacker controls a url parameter, as demonstrated by the first argument to urllib.request.urlopen with \r\n (specifically in the query string after a ? character) followed by an HTTP header or a Redis command. CVE-2019-9947 An issue was discovered in urllib2 where CRLF injection is possible if the attacker controls a url parameter, as demonstrated by the first argument to urllib.request.urlopen with \r\n (specifically in the path component of a URL that lacks a ? character) followed by an HTTP header or a Redis command. This is similar to the CVE-2019-9740 query string issue. CVE-2019-9948 urllib supports the local_file: scheme, which makes it easier for remote attackers to bypass protection mechanisms that blacklist file: URIs, as demonstrated by triggering a urllib.urlopen('local_file:///etc/passwd') call. CVE-2019-10160 A security regression of CVE-2019-9636 was discovered which still allows an attacker to exploit CVE-2019-9636 by abusing the user and password parts of a URL. When an application parses user-supplied URLs to store cookies, authentication credentials, or other kind of information, it is possible for an attacker to provide specially crafted URLs to make the application locate host-related information (e.g. cookies, authentication data) and send them to a different host than where it should, unlike if the URLs had been correctly parsed. The result of an attack may vary based on the application.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'python2.7' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 2.7.9-2+deb8u3. We recommend that you upgrade your python2.7 packages.