Debian DSA-2880-1 : python2.7 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 73065
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple security issues were discovered in Python :

- CVE-2013-4238 Ryan Sleevi discovered that NULL characters in the subject alternate names of SSL cerficates were parsed incorrectly.

- CVE-2014-1912 Ryan Smith-Roberts discovered a buffer overflow in the socket.recvfrom_into() function.


Upgrade the python2.7 packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.7.3-6+deb7u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73065

File Name: debian_DSA-2880.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/18/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.7, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4238, CVE-2014-1912

BID: 61738, 65379

DSA: 2880