Fedora 10 : python-fedora-0.3.9-1.fc10 (2009-1518)
High Nessus Plugin ID 36955
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected python-fedora package.