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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.843817
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu Update for python2.7 USN-3817-1
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'python2.7'; package(s) announced via the USN-3817-1 advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'python2.7'
package(s) announced via the USN-3817-1 advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled large amounts of data. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause Python to crash, resulting in
a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-1000030)

It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled running external commands
in the shutil module. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
Python to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1000802)

It was discovered that Python incorrectly used regular expressions
vulnerable to catastrophic backtracking. A remote attacker could possibly
use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-1060, CVE-2018-1061)

It was discovered that Python failed to initialize Expat's hash salt. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause hash collisions,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2018-14647)

Affected Software/OS:
python2.7 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS,
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS,
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Solution:
Please install the updated package(s).

CVSS Score:
7.5

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2018-1060
Debian Security Information: DSA-4306 (Google Search)
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4306
Debian Security Information: DSA-4307 (Google Search)
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4307
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/46PVWY5LFP4BRPG3BVQ5QEEFYBVEXHCK/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/JSKPGPZQNTAULHW4UH63KGOOUIDE4RRB/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/AEZ5IQT7OF7Q2NCGIVABOWYGKO7YU3NJ/
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00030.html
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00031.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHBA-2019:0327
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2019:0327
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2018:3041
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3041
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2018:3505
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3505
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1042001
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3817-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3817-2/
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2018-1061
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