|Related CVE||CVE-2019-9636 CVE-2019-9740 CVE-2019-9947 CVE-2019-9948 CVE-2019-10160|
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Python, an interactive high-level object-oriented language, including
Improper Handling of Unicode Encoding (with an incorrect netloc) during NFKC normalization resulting in information disclosure (credentials, cookies, etc. that are cached against a given hostname). A specially crafted URL could be incorrectly parsed to locate cookies or authentication data and send that information to a different host than when parsed correctly.
An issue was discovered in urllib2 where CRLF injection is possible if the attacker controls a url parameter, as demonstrated by the first argument to urllib.request.urlopen with \r\n (specifically in the query string after a ? character) followed by an HTTP header or a Redis command.
An issue was discovered in urllib2 where CRLF injection is possible if the attacker controls a url parameter, as demonstrated by the first argument to urllib.request.urlopen with \r\n (specifically in the path component of a URL that lacks a ? character) followed by an HTTP header or a Redis command. This is similar to the CVE-2019-9740 query string issue.
urllib supports the local_file: scheme, which makes it easier for remote attackers to bypass protection mechanisms that blacklist file: URIs, as demonstrated by triggering a urllib.urlopen('local_file:///etc/passwd') call.
A security regression of CVE-2019-9636 was discovered which still allows an attacker to exploit CVE-2019-9636 by abusing the user and password parts of a URL. When an application parses user-supplied URLs to store cookies, authentication credentials, or other kind of information, it is possible for an attacker to provide specially crafted URLs to make the application locate host-related information (e.g. cookies, authentication data) and send them to a different host than where it should, unlike if the URLs had been correctly parsed. The result of an attack may vary based on the application.
For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.7.3-6+deb7u6.
We recommend that you upgrade your python2.7 packages.
Further information about Extended LTS security advisories can be found at: https://deb.freexian.com/extended-lts/