Scientific Linux Security Update : python on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the Python SSL module handled X.509
certificate fields that contain a NULL byte. An attacker could
potentially exploit this flaw to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to
spoof SSL servers. Note that to exploit this issue, an attacker would
need to obtain a carefully crafted certificate signed by an authority
that the client trusts. (CVE-2013-4238)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3e01e003

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71199 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4238