Fedora 17 : python-mwlib-0.13.5-1.fc17 (2012-3138)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Update to version 0.13.5, which solves the following issues :

It was reported that mwlib suffered from a flaw that could allow a
remote attacker to perform a denial of service attack on a mwlib
installation by forcing it to parse a specially crafted #iferror magic
function. This issue has been resolved in version 0.13.5.

syntaxhighlight nodes are supported properly in version 0.13.5.

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 :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=798615
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=800066
http://www.nessus.org/u?8ba56a6b

Solution :

Update the affected python-mwlib package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58310 ()

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