Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : python-httplib2 vulnerability (USN-1948-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that httplib2 only validated SSL certificates on the
first request to a connection, and didn't report validation failures
on subsequent requests. If a remote attacker were able to perform a
man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could possibly be exploited in
certain scenarios 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 package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69824 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52179

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2037

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