Security update for python36

SUSE Security Update: Security update for python36
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2020:3865-1
Rating: important
References: #1155094 #1162367 #1174571 #1176262 #1178009 #1179630
Cross-References:CVE-2019-18348 CVE-2019-20916 CVE-2020-27619 CVE-2020-8492
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5

An update that solves four vulnerabilities and has two fixes is now available.


This update for python36 fixes the following issues:

  • CVE-2019-18348: Fixed a CRLF injection via the host part of the url passed to urlopen() (bsc#1155094)
  • CVE-2019-20916: Fixed a directory traversal in _download_http_url() (bsc#1176262).
  • CVE-2020-27619: Fixed an issue where the CJK codec tests call eval() on content retrieved via HTTP (bsc#1178009).
  • CVE-2020-8492: Fixed a regular expression in urrlib that was prone to denial of service via HTTP (bsc#1162367).
  • Working-around missing python-packaging dependency in python-Sphinx is not necessary anymore (bsc#1174571).
  • Build of python3 documentation is not independent on the version of Sphinx(bsc#1179630).

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-SP5-2020-3865=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • libpython3_6m1_0-3.6.12-4.25.1
    • libpython3_6m1_0-debuginfo-3.6.12-4.25.1
    • python36-3.6.12-4.25.1
    • python36-base-3.6.12-4.25.1
    • python36-base-debuginfo-3.6.12-4.25.1
    • python36-debuginfo-3.6.12-4.25.1
    • python36-debugsource-3.6.12-4.25.1