Fedora 32 : mingw-python3 (2021-309bc2e727)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 147795
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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Fedora 32 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the FEDORA-2021-309bc2e727 advisory.

- The package python/cpython from 0 and before 3.6.13, from 3.7.0 and before 3.7.10, from 3.8.0 and before 3.8.8, from 3.9.0 and before 3.9.2 are vulnerable to Web Cache Poisoning via urllib.parse.parse_qsl and urllib.parse.parse_qs by using a vector called parameter cloaking. When the attacker can separate query parameters using a semicolon (;), they can cause a difference in the interpretation of the request between the proxy (running with default configuration) and the server. This can result in malicious requests being cached as completely safe ones, as the proxy would usually not see the semicolon as a separator, and therefore would not include it in a cache key of an unkeyed parameter. (CVE-2021-23336)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected mingw-python3 package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2021-309bc2e727

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 147795

File Name: fedora_2021-309bc2e727.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/15/2021

Updated: 4/12/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23336

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:32, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mingw-python3

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/5/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23336