RHEL 7 : python (RHSA-2017:1868)

2017-08-02T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2017-1868.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-04-02T00:00:00

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 Moderate. 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) :

  • The Python standard library HTTP client modules (such as httplib or urllib) did not perform verification of TLS/SSL certificates when connecting to HTTPS servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to hijack connections and eavesdrop or modify transferred data. (CVE-2014-9365)

Note: The Python standard library was updated to enable certificate verification by default. Refer to the Knowledgebase article 2039753 linked to in the References section for further details about this change. (BZ#1219110)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 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-2017:1868. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(102104);
  script_version("3.12");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/24 15:35:43");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2014-9365");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2017:1868");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 7 : python (RHSA-2017:1868)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat 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 Moderate. 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) :

* The Python standard library HTTP client modules (such as httplib or
urllib) did not perform verification of TLS/SSL certificates when
connecting to HTTPS servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use
this flaw to hijack connections and eavesdrop or modify transferred
data. (CVE-2014-9365)

Note: The Python standard library was updated to enable certificate
verification by default. Refer to the Knowledgebase article 2039753
linked to in the References section for further details about this
change. (BZ#1219110)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section."
  );
  # https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?3395ff0b"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/articles/2039753"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1868"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2014-9365"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N");
  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:redhat:enterprise_linux:python");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-debug");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-debuginfo");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-libs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-test");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-tools");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tkinter");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2014/12/12");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/08/01");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/08/02");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

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

  exit(0);
}


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

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Red Hat" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Red Hat");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^7([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 7.x", "Red Hat " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/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$" && "s390" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Red Hat", cpu);

yum_updateinfo = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/yum-updateinfo");
if (!empty_or_null(yum_updateinfo)) 
{
  rhsa = "RHSA-2017:1868";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
      extra      : yum_report 
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    audit_message = "affected by Red Hat security advisory " + rhsa;
    audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, audit_message);
  }
}
else
{
  flag = 0;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"s390x", reference:"python-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"s390x", reference:"python-debug-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-debug-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", reference:"python-debuginfo-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"s390x", reference:"python-devel-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-devel-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", reference:"python-libs-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"s390x", reference:"python-test-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-test-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"s390x", reference:"python-tools-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"python-tools-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"s390x", reference:"tkinter-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL7", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"tkinter-2.7.5-58.el7")) flag++;


  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
      extra      : rpm_report_get() + redhat_report_package_caveat()
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    tested = pkg_tests_get();
    if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
    else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "python / python-debug / python-debuginfo / python-devel / etc");
  }
}