Fedora 39 : python-pip (2024-b72bc39c00)

low Nessus Plugin ID 193665



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


The remote Fedora 39 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the FEDORA-2024-b72bc39c00 advisory.

- When installing a package from a Mercurial VCS URL (ie pip install hg+...) with pip prior to v23.3, the specified Mercurial revision could be used to inject arbitrary configuration options to the hg clone call (ie --config). Controlling the Mercurial configuration can modify how and which repository is installed. This vulnerability does not affect users who aren't installing from Mercurial. (CVE-2023-5752)

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-pip package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 193665

File Name: fedora_2024-b72bc39c00.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/21/2024

Updated: 4/21/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.7

Temporal Score: 1.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-5752


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:python-pip, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:39

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/17/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-5752