CVE-2011-4944
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1,SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2,SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1,SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware,SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2,SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1,SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2
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CVE-2011-4944

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures

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Upstream information

CVE-2011-4944 at MITRE

Description

Python 2.6 through 3.2 creates ~/.pypirc with world-readable permissions before changing them after data has been written, which introduces a race condition that allows local users to obtain a username and password by reading this file.

SUSE information

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 1.85
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 754447 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2
  • python-demo >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-devel >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-doc >= 2.6-8.13.2
  • python-doc-pdf >= 2.6-8.13.2
  • python-gdbm >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-idle >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-tk >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
Builds
SAT Patch Nr: 6310
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2
  • python-devel >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
Builds
SAT Patch Nr: 6310
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2
  • python-32bit >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-demo >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-devel >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-doc >= 2.6-8.13.2
  • python-doc-pdf >= 2.6-8.13.2
  • python-gdbm >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-idle >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-tk >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
Builds
SAT Patch Nr: 6310
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2
  • libpython2_6-1_0 >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-base >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-curses >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-devel >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-tk >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-xml >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
Builds
SAT Patch Nr: 6310
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2
  • libpython2_6-1_0 >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • libpython2_6-1_0-32bit >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-base >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-base-32bit >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-curses >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-devel >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-tk >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-xml >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
Builds
SAT Patch Nr: 6310
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • libpython2_6-1_0 >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • libpython2_6-1_0-32bit >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-32bit >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-base >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-base-32bit >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-curses >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-demo >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-doc >= 2.6-8.13.2
  • python-doc-pdf >= 2.6-8.13.2
  • python-gdbm >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-idle >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-tk >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-xml >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
Builds
SAT Patch Nr: 6310
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • libpython2_6-1_0 >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-base >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-curses >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-demo >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-doc >= 2.6-8.13.2
  • python-doc-pdf >= 2.6-8.13.2
  • python-gdbm >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-idle >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-tk >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-xml >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
Builds
SAT Patch Nr: 6310
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • libpython2_6-1_0 >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • libpython2_6-1_0-x86 >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-base >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-base-x86 >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-curses >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-demo >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-doc >= 2.6-8.13.2
  • python-doc-pdf >= 2.6-8.13.2
  • python-gdbm >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-idle >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-tk >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-x86 >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
  • python-xml >= 2.6.8-0.13.1
Builds
SAT Patch Nr: 6310
openSUSE 11.4
  • python3 >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-2to3 >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-32bit >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-curses >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-curses-debuginfo >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-dbm >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-dbm-debuginfo >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-debuginfo >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-debuginfo-32bit >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-debuginfo-x86 >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-debugsource >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-demo >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-devel >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-doc >= 3.1-6.1
  • python3-doc-pdf >= 3.1-6.1
  • python3-idle >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-tk >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-tk-debuginfo >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-x86 >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-xml >= 3.1.3-6.5
  • python3-xml-debuginfo >= 3.1.3-6.5
Patchnames:
openSUSE-2012-302