Security update for python

SUSE Security Update: Security update for python
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2019:0223-1
Rating: important
References: #1122191 #984751 #985177 #985348 #989523
Cross-References:CVE-2016-0772 CVE-2016-1000110 CVE-2016-5636 CVE-2016-5699 CVE-2019-5010
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS

An update that fixes 5 vulnerabilities is now available.


This update for python fixes the following issues:
Security issues fixed:

  • CVE-2016-0772: smtplib vulnerability opens startTLS stripping attack (bsc#984751)
  • CVE-2016-5636: heap overflow when importing malformed zip files (bsc#985177)
  • CVE-2016-5699: incorrect validation of HTTP headers allow header injection (bsc#985348)
  • CVE-2016-1000110: HTTPoxy vulnerability in urllib, fixed by disregarding HTTP_PROXY when REQUEST_METHOD is also set (bsc#989523)
  • CVE-2019-5010: Fixed a denial-of-service vulnerability in the X509 certificate parser (bsc#1122191)

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2019-223=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS (ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libpython2_7-1_0-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • libpython2_7-1_0-debuginfo-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • python-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-base-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • python-base-debuginfo-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • python-base-debugsource-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • python-curses-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-curses-debuginfo-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-debuginfo-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-debugsource-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-demo-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-gdbm-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-gdbm-debuginfo-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-idle-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-tk-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-tk-debuginfo-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-xml-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • python-xml-debuginfo-2.7.9-16.7.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS (s390x x86_64):
    • libpython2_7-1_0-32bit-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • libpython2_7-1_0-debuginfo-32bit-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • python-32bit-2.7.9-16.7.1
    • python-base-32bit-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • python-base-debuginfo-32bit-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • python-debuginfo-32bit-2.7.9-16.7.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS (noarch):
    • python-doc-2.7.9-16.7.2
    • python-doc-pdf-2.7.9-16.7.2