SuSE 11.3 Security Update : python (SAT Patch Number 8892)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for Python fixes the following security issues :

- SSL module does not handle certificates that contain
hostnames with NULL bytes. (CVE-2013-4238). (bnc#834601)

- Various stdlib read flaws. (CVE-2013-1752) Additionally,
the following non-security issues have been fixed:.
(bnc#856836)

- Turn off OpenSSL's aggressive optimizations that
conflict with Python's GC. (bnc#859068)

- Setting fips=1 at boot time causes problems with Python
due to MD5 usage. (bnc#847135)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=834601
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=847135
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=856836
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=859068
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-1752.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4073.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4238.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 8892.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72873 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1752
CVE-2013-4073
CVE-2013-4238

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