Security update for python36

SUSE Security Update: Security update for python36
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2020:0557-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1162367 #1162423 #1162825
Cross-References:CVE-2019-9674 CVE-2020-8492
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:
Security issues fixed:

  • CVE-2019-9674: Improved the documentation to reflect the dangers of zip-bombs (bsc#1162825).
  • CVE-2020-8492: Fixed a regular expression in urrlib that was prone to denial of service via HTTP (bsc#1162367).

Non-security issue fixed:
  • If the locale is "C", coerce it to C.UTF-8 (bsc#1162423).

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-SP5-2020-557=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libpython3_6m1_0-3.6.10-4.6.1
    • libpython3_6m1_0-debuginfo-3.6.10-4.6.1
    • python36-3.6.10-4.6.1
    • python36-base-3.6.10-4.6.1
    • python36-base-debuginfo-3.6.10-4.6.1
    • python36-base-debugsource-3.6.10-4.6.1
    • python36-debuginfo-3.6.10-4.6.1
    • python36-debugsource-3.6.10-4.6.1