Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : python-cryptography vulnerability (USN-3720-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 111269


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that python-cryptography incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to get access to sensitive information.

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


Update the affected python-cryptography and / or python3-cryptography packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111269

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3720-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/24

Modified: 2018/07/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-cryptography, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-cryptography, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10903

USN: 3720-1