Scientific Linux Security Update : python on SL7.x x86_64 (20180703)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110920

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VPR Score: 5.1


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


Security Fix(es) :

- A flaw was found in the way the DES/3DES cipher was used as part of the TLS/SSL protocol. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to recover some plaintext data by capturing large amounts of encrypted traffic between TLS/SSL server and client if the communication used a DES/3DES based ciphersuite. (CVE-2016-2183)

Note: This update modifies the Python ssl module to disable 3DES cipher suites by default.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110920

File Name: sl_20180703_python_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/05

Updated: 2020/02/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.1

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-debug, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-test, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:tkinter, 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: 2018/07/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2183