Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : python2.6 vulnerability (USN-1982-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ryan Sleevi discovered that Python did not properly handle
certificates with NULL characters in the Subject Alternative Name
field. An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle
attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted
communications.

Solution :

Update the affected python2.6 and / or python2.6-minimal packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70266 ()

Bugtraq ID: 61738

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4238