Debian DLA-871-1 : python3.2 security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97966
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionIt was discovered that there was a TLS stripping vulnerability in the smptlib library distributed with the CPython interpreter.
The library did not return an error if StartTLS failed, which might have allowed man-in-the-middle attackers to bypass the TLS protections by leveraging a network position to block the StartTLS command.
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in python3.2 version 3.2.3-7+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your python3.2 packages.
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SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.