Scientific Linux Security Update : python-virtualenv on SL7.x (noarch) (2022:5234)

high Nessus Plugin ID 162594


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


The remote Scientific Linux 7 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SLSA-2022:5234-1 advisory.

- python-pip: directory traversal in _download_http_url() function in src/pip/_internal/ (CVE-2019-20916)

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


Update the affected python-virtualenv package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 162594

File Name: sl_20220628_python_virtualenv_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/29/2022

Updated: 6/29/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-20916


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:python-virtualenv

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/28/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/3/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-20916