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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for python RHSA-2013:1582-02
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'python'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'python'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming

A flaw was found in the way the Python SSL module handled X.509 certificate
fields that contain a NULL byte. An attacker could potentially exploit this
flaw to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof SSL servers. Note that
to exploit this issue, an attacker would need to obtain a carefully crafted
certificate signed by an authority that the client trusts. (CVE-2013-4238)

These updated python packages include numerous bug fixes and one
enhancement. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this
advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Technical
Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the most significant
of these changes.

All users of python are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
fix these issues and add this enhancement.

Affected Software/OS:
python on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2013-4238
Bugtraq: 20141205 NEW: VMSA-2014-0012 - VMware vSphere product updates address security vulnerabilities (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-2880 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:1582
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1437 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1438 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1439 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1440 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1462 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2013:1463 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2020:0086 (Google Search)
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