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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 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.

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