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Secunia Security Advisory 49354

Secunia Security Advisory 49354
Posted Jun 1, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - SUSE has issued an update for python. This fixes a weakness and some vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to potentially disclose sensitive Information and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service, local, vulnerability, python
systems | linux, suse
MD5 | 3e6d20bc1a4c4ebd2efab53dc0b00961

Secunia Security Advisory 49354

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TITLE:
SUSE update for python

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49354

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49354/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49354

RELEASE DATE:
2012-06-01

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49354/#comments

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* Impact
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DESCRIPTION:
SUSE has issued an update for python. This fixes a weakness and some
vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to
potentially disclose sensitive Information and by malicious people to
cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

For more information:
SA47810
SA48347

1) Due to a race condition error within distutils the file ~/.pypirc
is created in an insecure way before changing access permissions.
This can be exploited to potentially disclose access credentials.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages via the zypper package manager.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
1) Jaku Wilk within a Debian bug report.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
openSUSE-SU-2012:0667-1:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-05/msg00048.html

Debian Bug#650555:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=650555

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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