openSUSE Security Update : python (openSUSE-SU-2013:1440-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This python update includes a SSL certificates fix and other minor
fixes.

- disable test_io completely on ppc/ppc64

- handle NULL bytes in certain fields of SSL certificates
(CVE-2013-4238, bnc#834601, CVE-2013-4238_py27.patch)

- python & python-base Release numbers can differ, take
that into account. See bnc#766778 comment 12.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-09/msg00029.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=766778
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=834601

Solution :

Update the affected python packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75135 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4238

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