Oracle Linux 7 : python (ELSA-2017-1868)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1868 :

An update for python is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

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.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-August/007076.html

Solution :

Update the affected python packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102286 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9365

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