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CVE-2021-21239

Published: 21 January 2021

PySAML2 is a pure python implementation of SAML Version 2 Standard. PySAML2 before 6.5.0 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. This is fixed in PySAML2 6.5.0.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 6.5

Status

Package Release Status
python-pysaml2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.0.2-0ubuntu3.2)
focal
Released (4.9.0-0ubuntu3.1)
groovy Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
hirsute
Released (6.1.0-0ubuntu1.21.04.1)
impish
Released (6.1.0-0ubuntu2)
jammy
Released (6.1.0-0ubuntu2)
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (6.5.1-1)
xenial
Released (3.0.0-3ubuntu1.16.04.4+esm1)
Patches:
upstream: https://github.com/IdentityPython/pysaml2/commit/751dbf50a51131b13d55989395f9b115045f9737