MGASA-2021-0266 - Updated python-eventlet packages fix security vulnerability

Publication date: 18 Jun 2021
URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2021-0266.html
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases: 7, 8
CVE: CVE-2021-21419

Updated python-eventlet packages fix a security vulnerability:

Eventlet is a concurrent networking library for Python. A websocket
peer may exhaust memory on Eventlet side by sending very large websocket
frames. Malicious peer may exhaust memory on Eventlet side by sending
highly compressed data frame. A patch in version 0.31.0 restricts websocket
frame to reasonable limits. As a workaround, restricting memory usage via
OS limits would help against overall machine exhaustion, but there is no
workaround to protect Eventlet process (CVE-2021-21419).

References:
- https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29009
- https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4956-1
- https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/thread/2WJFSBPLCNSZNHYQC4QDRDFRTEZRMD2L/
- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-21419

SRPMS:
- 7/core/python-eventlet-0.24.1-1.1.mga7
- 8/core/python-eventlet-0.31.0-1.mga8