Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : pymongo vulnerability (USN-1897-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67188


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Jibbers McGee discovered that PyMongo incorrectly handled certain invalid DBRefs. An attacker could use this issue to cause PyMongo to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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


Update the affected python-bson and / or python-bson-ext packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67188

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1897-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/05

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-bson, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-bson-ext, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2132

BID: 60252

OSVDB: 93804

USN: 1897-1