Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2013:214)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69439
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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated python packages fix security vulnerability :

Ryan Sleevi of the Google Chrome Security Team has discovered that Python's SSL module doesn't handle NULL bytes inside subjectAltNames general names. This could lead to a breach when an application uses ssl.match_hostname() to match the hostname againt the certificate's subjectAltName's dNSName general names. (CVE-2013-4238).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69439

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-214.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 8/22/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python2.7, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tkinter, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tkinter-apps, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/21/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4238

BID: 61738

MDVSA: 2013:214