Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3759-1 python-pysaml2 -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 12 Jan 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 850716.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10149.
- More information:
Matias P. Brutti discovered that python-pysaml2, a Python implementation of the Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0, did not correctly sanitize the XML messages it handled. This allowed a remote attacker to perform XML External Entity attacks, leading to a wide range of exploits.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.0-1+deb8u1.
For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.0-5.
We recommend that you upgrade your python-pysaml2 packages.