Fedora 30 : python2 / python2-docs (2019-0c91ce7b3c)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 124470
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdate legacy Python to 2.7.16. Most significant improvement is that is builds against OpenSSL 1.1.1. See [upstream release announcement](https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2716/) and [changelog](https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/2.7/Misc/NEWS.d/2.7 .16.rst) (+ [rc1 changelog](https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/2.7/Misc/NEWS.d/2.7.
Fixes the following CVEs :
- [CVE-2019-5010](https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/c ve-2019-5010) Fix a NULL pointer deref in ssl module.
The cert parser did not handle CRL distribution points with empty DP or URI correctly. A malicious or buggy certificate can result into segfault. Vulnerability (TALOS-2018-0758) reported by Colin Read and Nicolas Edet of Cisco.
- [CVE-2013-1752](https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/c ve-2013-1752): Change use of readline() in `imaplib.IMAP4_SSL` to limit line length.
([CVE-2018-14647](https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-1464 7) is listed in upstream changelog, but it was already backported in Fedora.)
Note that Python 2 is deprecated in Fedora 30 and users are advised to switch to Python 3. Upstream support of Python 2 ends on 2020-01-01.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python2 and / or python2-docs packages.