Debian DLA-1410-1 : python-pysaml2 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110819


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Pysaml2, a Python implementation of the Security Assertion Markup Language, would accept any password when run with Python optimizations enabled. This allows attackers to log in as any user without knowing their password.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in version 2.0.0-1+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-pysaml2 packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected python-pysaml2, and python-pysaml2-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110819

File Name: debian_DLA-1410.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/02

Modified: 2018/08/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-pysaml2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-pysaml2-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000433