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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.844501
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu: Security Advisory for python3.8 (USN-4428-1)
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'python3.8'; package(s) announced via the USN-4428-1 advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'python3.8'
package(s) announced via the USN-4428-1 advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
It was discovered that Python documentation had a misleading information.
A security issue could be possibly caused by wrong assumptions of this information.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-17514)

It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain TAR archives.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2019-20907)

It was discovered that incorrectly handled certain ZIP files. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
(CVE-2019-9674)

It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain IP values.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-14422)

Affected Software/OS:
'python3.8' package(s) on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Solution:
Please install the updated package(s).

CVSS Score:
5.0

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2019-9674
https://bugs.python.org/issue36260
https://bugs.python.org/issue36462
https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/master/Lib/zipfile.py
https://python-security.readthedocs.io/security.html#archives-and-zip-bomb
https://www.python.org/news/security/
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2020:0274 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-03/msg00003.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2020:0696 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-05/msg00041.html
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4428-1/
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