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Ubuntu alert USN-1982-1 (python2.6)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-1982-1] Python 2.6 vulnerability
Date:  Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:24:46 -0400
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========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1982-1 October 01, 2013 python2.6 vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to be exposed when accessing the Internet. Software Description: - python2.6: An interactive high-level object-oriented language Details: Ryan Sleevi discovered that Python did not properly handle certificates with NULL characters in the Subject Alternative Name field. An attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: python2.6 2.6.5-1ubuntu6.2 python2.6-minimal 2.6.5-1ubuntu6.2 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2013-4238 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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