Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-setuptools (MDVSA-2013:227)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69822


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in python-setuptools/python-virtualenv :

easy_install in setuptools before 0.7 uses HTTP to retrieve packages from the PyPI repository, and does not perform integrity checks on package contents, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted response to the default use of the product (CVE-2013-1633).

The updated python-setuptools packages has been upgraded to the 0.9.8 version and the python-virtualenv packages has been upgraded to the 1.10.1 version which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected python-pkg-resources, python-setuptools and / or python-virtualenv packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69822

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-227.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/09/10

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-pkg-resources, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-setuptools, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-virtualenv, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1633

BID: 61827

MDVSA: 2013:227