Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : python-httplib2 vulnerability (USN-1375-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The httplib2 Python library earlier than version 0.7.0 did not perform
any server certificate validation when using HTTPS connections. If a
remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this
flaw could be exploited to alter or compromise confidential
information in applications that used the httplib2 library.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected python-httplib2 and / or python3-httplib2
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58144 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52179

CVE ID: