Fedora 16 : python-paste-script-1.7.5-4.fc16 (2012-2418)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58623


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a security flaw with Paster that prevents it from properly dropping privileges when run as root.

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-paste-script package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58623

File Name: fedora_2012-2418.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/04/09

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:python-paste-script, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0878

BID: 52147

FEDORA: 2012-2418