Vulnerability CVE-2016-9015


Published: 2017-01-11   Modified: 2017-01-13

Description:
Versions 1.17 and 1.18 of the Python urllib3 library suffer from a vulnerability that can cause them, in certain configurations, to not correctly validate TLS certificates. This places users of the library with those configurations at risk of man-in-the-middle and information leakage attacks. This vulnerability affects users using versions 1.17 and 1.18 of the urllib3 library, who are using the optional PyOpenSSL support for TLS instead of the regular standard library TLS backend, and who are using OpenSSL 1.1.0 via PyOpenSSL. This is an extremely uncommon configuration, so the security impact of this vulnerability is low.

Vendor: Python
Product: Urllib3 
Version: 1.18; 1.17;

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
2.6/10
2.9/10
4.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
High
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None

 References:
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/27/6
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93941

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