Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-OpenSSL (MDVSA-2013:233)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69891


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in python-OpenSSL :

The string formatting of subjectAltName X509Extension instances in pyOpenSSL before 0.13.1 incorrectly truncated fields of the name when encountering a null byte, possibly allowing man-in-the-middle attacks through certificate spoofing (CVE-2013-4314).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected python-OpenSSL package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69891

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-233.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/09/14

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:P/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-OpenSSL, 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: 2013/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4314

BID: 62258

MDVSA: 2013:233