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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111269

Synopsis

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

Description

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

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Solution

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111269

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3720-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/24

Modified: 2018/10/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

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

CVSSv3

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: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