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978696: CVE-2013-2217 python-suds: Insecure temporary directory use when initializing file-based URL cache

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as: in Suds 0.4, when tempdir is set to None, allows local users to redirect SOAP queries and possibly have other unspecified impact via a symlink attack on a cache file with a predictable name in /tmp/suds/.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2217 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the version of python-suds as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 python-suds Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 python-suds Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 python-suds Fix deferred