Fedora 20 : python-2.7.5-16.fc20 (2015-6010)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83014
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Security fix for CVE-2013-1752

multiple unbound readline() DoS flaws in python stdlib

following fixes (which all relates to this CVE) are in this patch :

- ftplib: Limit amount of data read by limiting the call to readline(). #16038

- imaplib: limit line length in imaplib readline calls.

- nntplib: Limit maximum line lengths to 2048 to prevent readline() calls from consuming too much memory.

- poplib: limit maximum line length that we read from the network #16041

- smtplib: limit amount read from the network #16042

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected python package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83014

File Name: fedora_2015-6010.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:python, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:20

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/11/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1752

BID: 63804

FEDORA: 2015-6010