Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-setuptools (MDVSA-2013:227)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in
python-setuptools/python-virtualenv :

easy_install in setuptools before 0.7 uses HTTP to retrieve packages
from the PyPI repository, and does not perform integrity checks on
package contents, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to execute
arbitrary code via a crafted response to the default use of the
product (CVE-2013-1633).

The updated python-setuptools packages has been upgraded to the 0.9.8
version and the python-virtualenv packages has been upgraded to the
1.10.1 version which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected python-pkg-resources, python-setuptools and / or
python-virtualenv packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69822 ()

Bugtraq ID: 61827

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1633

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