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VPR Score: 3.6
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
Description# Python 3.6.11
Python 3.6.11 is the latest security fix release of Python 3.6.
- bpo-39073: Disallow CR or LF in email.headerregistry.Address arguments to guard against header injection attacks.
- bpo-38576: Disallow control characters in hostnames in http.client, addressing CVE-2019-18348. Such potentially malicious header injection URLs now cause a InvalidURL to be raised.
- bpo-39503: CVE-2020-8492: The AbstractBasicAuthHandler class of the urllib.request module uses an inefficient regular expression which can be exploited by an attacker to cause a denial of service. Fix the regex to prevent the catastrophic backtracking. Vulnerability reported by Ben Caller and Matt Schwager.
Also fix a regression with `distutils.sysconfig.get_config_var('LIBPL')` value in Fedora specific patches.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python36 package.