Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2013:214)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated python packages fix security vulnerability :

Ryan Sleevi of the Google Chrome Security Team has discovered that
Python's SSL module doesn't handle NULL bytes inside subjectAltNames
general names. This could lead to a breach when an application uses
ssl.match_hostname() to match the hostname againt the certificate's
subjectAltName's dNSName general names. (CVE-2013-4238).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2013-0250.html

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69439 ()

Bugtraq ID: 61738

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4238

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