Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bzr (MDVSA-2013:229)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69842


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated bzr packages fix security vulnerabilities :

A denial of service flaw was found in the way SSL module implementation of Python 3 performed matching of the certificate's name in the case it contained many '*' wildcard characters. A remote attacker, able to obtain valid certificate with its name containing a lot of '*' wildcard characters could use this flaw to cause denial of service (excessive CPU consumption) by issuing request to validate such a certificate for / to an application using the Python's ssl.match_hostname() functionality (CVE-2013-2099).


Update the affected bzr package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69842

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-229.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/09/11

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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:bzr, 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: 2013/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2099

BID: 59877

MDVSA: 2013:229