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CVE-2016-0772 Detail

Description

The smtplib library in CPython (aka Python) before 2.7.12, 3.x before 3.4.5, and 3.5.x before 3.5.2 does not return an error when StartTLS fails, which might allow man-in-the-middle attackers to bypass the TLS protections by leveraging a network position between the client and the registry to block the StartTLS command, aka a "StartTLS stripping attack."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/02/2016

Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 4.2
Exploitability Score: 2.2


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): High
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): Low
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1626.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1627.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1628.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1629.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1630.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/06/14/9 Mailing List
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91225
http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAPSV
http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAPUE
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1303647 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://docs.python.org/3.4/whatsnew/changelog.html#python-3-4-5 Release Notes
https://docs.python.org/3.5/whatsnew/changelog.html#python-3-5-2 Release Notes
https://hg.python.org/cpython/raw-file/v2.7.12/Misc/NEWS Release Notes
https://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/b3ce713fb9be Patch
https://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/d590114c2394 Patch
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-18

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Protection Mechanism Failure (CWE-693)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Configuration 2
OR
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Configuration 3
OR
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 2.7.11

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-0772
NVD Published Date:
09/02/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018