Fedora 21: python Security Update

    Date18 Apr 2015
    CategoryFedora
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Security fix for CVE-2013-1752 multiple unbound readline() DoS flaws in python stdlib following fixes (which all relates to this CVE) are in this patch: * poplib: limit maximum line length that we read from the network #16041 * smtplib: limit amount read from the network #16042
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    Fedora Update Notification
    FEDORA-2015-6003
    2015-04-11 04:34:49
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    Name        : python
    Product     : Fedora 21
    Version     : 2.7.8
    Release     : 8.fc21
    URL         : http://www.python.org/
    Summary     : An interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
    Description :
    Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
    language often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme or Java. Python includes
    modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types and
    dynamic typing. Python supports interfaces to many system calls and
    libraries, as well as to various windowing systems (X11, Motif, Tk,
    Mac and MFC).
    
    Programmers can write new built-in modules for Python in C or C++.
    Python can be used as an extension language for applications that need
    a programmable interface.
    
    Note that documentation for Python is provided in the python-docs
    package.
    
    This package provides the "python" executable; most of the actual
    implementation is within the "python-libs" package.
    
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    Update Information:
    
    Security fix for CVE-2013-1752
    
    
    multiple unbound readline() DoS flaws in python stdlib
    following fixes (which all relates to this CVE) are in this patch:
    * poplib: limit maximum line length that we read from the network #16041
    * smtplib: limit amount read from the network #16042
    
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    ChangeLog:
    
    * Fri Apr 10 2015 Robert Kuska  - 2.7.8-8
    - Fix CVE-2013-1752 multiple unbound readline() DoS flaws in python stdlib
    Resolves: rhbz#1159200
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    References:
    
      [ 1 ] Bug #1046174 - CVE-2013-1752 python: multiple unbound readline() DoS flaws in python stdlib
            https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1046174
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    This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use
    su -c 'yum update python' at the command line.
    For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
    available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.
    
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