Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : python3.1, python3.2 vulnerabilities (USN-1314-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57345
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionGiampaolo Rodola discovered that the smtpd module in Python 3 did not properly handle certain error conditions. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via daemon outage. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-3493)
Niels Heinen discovered that the urllib module in Python 3 would process Location headers that specify a file:// URL. A remote attacker could use this to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service via resource consumption. (CVE-2011-1521).
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SolutionUpdate the affected python3.1-minimal and / or python3.2-minimal packages.