[USN-1982-1] Python 2.6 vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Oct 1 15:24:46 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1982-1
October 01, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to
be exposed when accessing the Internet.
- python2.6: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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