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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.871871
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for python RHSA-2017:1868-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'python'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
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 language, which includes modules, classes,
exceptions, very high level dynamic data types and dynamic typing. Python
supports interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various
windowing systems. Security Fix(es): * The Python standard library HTTP client
modules (such as httplib or urllib) did not perform verification of TLS/SSL
certificates when connecting to HTTPS servers. A man-in-the-middle attacker
could use this flaw to hijack connections and eavesdrop or modify transferred
data. (CVE-2014-9365) Note: The Python standard library was updated to enable
certificate verification by default. Refer to the Knowledgebase article 2039753
linked to in the References section for further details about this change.
(BZ#1219110) Additional Changes: For detailed information on changes in this
release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the
References section.

Affected Software/OS:
python on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
5.8

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-9365
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Aug/msg00001.html
BugTraq ID: 71639
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/71639
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201503-10
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/12/11/1
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2016:1166
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1166
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:1162
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1162
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:1868
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1868
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