CentOS 7 : python (CESA-2016:2586)

2016-11-28T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2016-2586.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-11-28T00:00:00

Description

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.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2016:2586 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2016:2586 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(95332);
  script_version("$Revision: 3.1 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/11/28 15:05:43 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2016-5636");
  script_osvdb_id(140125);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2016:2586");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 7 : python (CESA-2016:2586)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"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."
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-cr-announce/2016-November/003444.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?6cbce9ce"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected python packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-debug");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-libs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-test");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-tools");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tkinter");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:7");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2016/11/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2016/11/28");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"CentOS Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/CentOS/release", "Host/CentOS/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-2.7.5-48.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-debug-2.7.5-48.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-devel-2.7.5-48.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-libs-2.7.5-48.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-test-2.7.5-48.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-tools-2.7.5-48.el7")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"tkinter-2.7.5-48.el7")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");