Fedora 10 : python-fedora-0.3.9-1.fc10 (2009-1518)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36955


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This release includes a bugfix to the fedora.client.AccountSystem().verify_password() method.
verify_password() was incorrectly returning True (username, password combination was correct) for any input. Although no known code is using this method to verify a user's account with the Fedora Account System, the existence of the method and the fact that anyone using this would be allowing users due to the bug makes this a high priority bug to fix.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected python-fedora package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36955

File Name: fedora_2009-1518.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:python-fedora, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/12

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2009-1518