Fedora 11 : python-paste-1.7.4-1.fc11 (2010-10400)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

***1.7.4*** * The only real change is to paste.httpexceptions, which
was using insecure quoting of some parameters and allowed an XSS hole,
most specifically with its 404 messages. The most notably WSGI
application using this is paste.urlparse.StaticURLParser and
PkgResourcesParser. By directing someone to an appropriately formed
URL an attacker can execute arbitrary JavaScript on the victim's
client. paste.urlmap.URLMap is also affected, but only if you have no
application attached to /. Other applications using
paste.httpexceptions may be effected (especially HTTPNotFound).
WebOb/webob.exc.HTTPNotFound is not affected. ***1.7.3*** * Fix
paste.httpserver on Python 2.6. * Fix paste.auth.cookie, which would
insert newlines for long cookies. * paste.util.mimeparse parses a
single * in Accept headers (sent by IE 6). * Fix some problems with
the wdg_validate middleware.

- Improvements to paste.auth.auth_tkt: add httponly
support, don't always aggressively set cookies without
the wildcard_cookie option. Also on logout, make cookies
expire. * In paste.proxy.Proxy handle Content-Length of
-1. * In paste.httpexceptions avoid some unicode errors.
* In paste.httpserver handle .read() from 100 Continue
properly (because of a typo it was doing a readline).

- Update paste.util.mimeparse from upstream.
http://pythonpaste.org/news.html

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://pythonpaste.org/news.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?8809be99

Solution :

Update the affected python-paste package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 47228 (fedora_2010-10400.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

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