SuSE 11.3 Security Update : python-setuptools (SAT Patch Number 9116)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73512


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


python-setuptools so far used only HTTP to retrieve packages, which could have lead to man in the middle attacks on newly installed python code.

This update adjusts it to use HTTPS, guaranteeing better connection integrity.


Apply SAT patch number 9116.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73512

File Name: suse_11_python-setuptools-140409.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/15

Modified: 2014/04/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:python-setuptools, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1633