Scientific Linux Security Update : python on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102654

Synopsis

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

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- The Python standard library HTTP client modules (such as httplib or urllib) did not perform verification of TLS/SSL certificates when connecting to HTTPS servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to hijack connections and eavesdrop or modify transferred data.
(CVE-2014-9365)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?dc41329c

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102654

File Name: sl_20170801_python_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/22

Updated: 2018/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9365