Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-feedparser (MDVSA-2013:118)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66130


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated python-feedparser package fixes security vulnerability :

Universal Feed Parser (aka feedparser or python-feedparser) before 5.1.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted XML ENTITY declaration in a non-ASCII encoded document (CVE-2012-2921).


Update the affected python-feedparser package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66130

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-118.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-feedparser, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2921

BID: 53654

MDVSA: 2013:118

MGASA: 2012-0157