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VPR Score: 5.1
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionPython reports :
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.
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.
Disallow CR or LF in email.headerregistry.Address arguments to guard against header injection attacks.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.