Security update for python

SUSE Security Update: Security update for python
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:3156-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1109847
Cross-References: CVE-2018-14647
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

Description:

This update for python fixes the following issue:

  • CVE-2018-14647: Python's elementtree C accelerator failed to initialise Expat's hash salt during initialization. This could make it easy to conduct denial of service attacks against Expat by constructing an XML document that would cause pathological hash collisions in Expat's internal data structures, consuming large amounts CPU and RAM (bsc#1109847)

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 Software Development Kit 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch sdksp4-python-13818=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch slessp4-python-13818=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-python-13818=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • python-devel-2.6.9-40.21.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):
    • python-demo-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-gdbm-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-idle-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-tk-2.6.9-40.21.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 (noarch):
    • python-doc-2.6-8.40.21.1
    • python-doc-pdf-2.6-8.40.21.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 (x86_64):
    • python-32bit-2.6.9-40.21.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • libpython2_6-1_0-2.6.9-40.21.1
    • python-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-base-2.6.9-40.21.1
    • python-curses-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-demo-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-gdbm-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-idle-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-tk-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-xml-2.6.9-40.21.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • libpython2_6-1_0-32bit-2.6.9-40.21.1
    • python-32bit-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-base-32bit-2.6.9-40.21.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (noarch):
    • python-doc-2.6-8.40.21.1
    • python-doc-pdf-2.6-8.40.21.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (ia64):
    • libpython2_6-1_0-x86-2.6.9-40.21.1
    • python-base-x86-2.6.9-40.21.1
    • python-x86-2.6.9-40.21.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • python-base-debuginfo-2.6.9-40.21.1
    • python-base-debugsource-2.6.9-40.21.1
    • python-debuginfo-2.6.9-40.21.2
    • python-debugsource-2.6.9-40.21.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • python-base-debuginfo-32bit-2.6.9-40.21.1
    • python-debuginfo-32bit-2.6.9-40.21.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (ia64):
    • python-base-debuginfo-x86-2.6.9-40.21.1
    • python-debuginfo-x86-2.6.9-40.21.2

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