Slackware Linux 15.0 / current python3 Vulnerability (SSA:2023-159-03)

high Nessus Plugin ID 177064


The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to python3.


The version of python3 installed on the remote host is prior to 3.9.17. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2023-159-03 advisory.

- An issue in the urllib.parse component of Python before 3.11.4 allows attackers to bypass blocklisting methods by supplying a URL that starts with blank characters. (CVE-2023-24329)

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


Upgrade the affected python3 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 177064

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2023-159-03.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 6/9/2023

Updated: 8/31/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-24329


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:python3, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/8/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/17/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-24329

IAVA: 2023-A-0118-S, 2023-A-0283-S