Security update for python36

SUSE Security Update: Security update for python36
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2021:0428-1
Rating: important
References: #1176262 #1180686 #1181126
Cross-References:CVE-2019-20916 CVE-2021-3177
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5

An update that solves two vulnerabilities and has one errata is now available.


This update for python36 fixes the following issues:

  • buffer overflow in PyCArg_repr in _ctypes/callproc.c, which may lead to remote code execution (bsc#1181126, CVE-2021-3177).
  • Provide the newest setuptools wheel (bsc#1176262, CVE-2019-20916) in their correct form (bsc#1180686).

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-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2021-428=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libpython3_6m1_0-3.6.12-4.33.1
    • libpython3_6m1_0-debuginfo-3.6.12-4.33.1
    • python36-3.6.12-4.33.3
    • python36-base-3.6.12-4.33.1
    • python36-base-debuginfo-3.6.12-4.33.1
    • python36-debuginfo-3.6.12-4.33.3
    • python36-debugsource-3.6.12-4.33.3