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Debian LTS: DLA-2577-1: python-pysaml2 security update

Date 26 Feb 2021
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Several issues have been found in python-pysaml2, a pure python implementation of SAML Version 2 Standard. CVE-2017-1000433

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Debian LTS Advisory DLA-2577-1                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                          Abhijith PA
February 26, 2021                   
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Package        : python-pysaml2
Version        : 3.0.0-5+deb9u2
CVE ID         : CVE-2017-1000433 CVE-2021-21239
Debian Bug     : 886423 CVE-2021-21239

Several issues have been found in python-pysaml2, a pure python 
implementation of SAML Version 2 Standard.


     pysaml2 accept any password when run with python optimizations 
     enabled. This allows attackers to log in as any user without 
     knowing their password.


     pysaml2 has an improper verification of cryptographic signature
     vulnerability. Users of pysaml2 that use the default
     CryptoBackendXmlSec1 backend and need to verify signed SAML
     documents are impacted. PySAML2 does not ensure that a signed
     SAML document is correctly signed. The default
     CryptoBackendXmlSec1 backend is using the xmlsec1 binary to
     verify the signature of signed SAML documents, but by default
     xmlsec1 accepts any type of key found within the given document.
     xmlsec1 needs to be configured explicitly to only use only _x509
     certificates_ for the verification process of the SAML document signature.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your python-pysaml2 packages.

For the detailed security status of python-pysaml2 please refer to
its security tracker page at:

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
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