Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2013:117)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated python packages fix security vulnerabilities :

A race condition was found in the way the Python distutils module set
file permissions during the creation of the .pypirc file. If a local
user had access to the home directory of another user who is running
distutils, they could use this flaw to gain access to that user's
.pypirc file, which can contain usernames and passwords for code
repositories (CVE-2011-4944).

Additionally, python has been built against the system expat and ffi
libraries, to avoid any future issues with those (mitigates
CVE-2012-0876 for expat).

See also :

https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Support/Advisories/MGAA-2012-0160

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66129 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52732

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4944

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