Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : python-keyring vulnerabilities (USN-1634-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Dwayne Litzenberger discovered that Python Keyring's
CryptedFileKeyring file format used weak cryptography. A local
attacker may use this issue to brute-force CryptedFileKeyring keyring
files. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

It was discovered that Python Keyring created keyring files with
insecure permissions. A local attacker could use this issue to access
keyring files belonging to other users.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62983 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55815

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4571