Fedora 22: jython Security Update

    Date21 Apr 2015
    CategoryFedora
    126
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Security fix for CVE-2013-1752 and update to latest upstream release of jython.
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    Fedora Update Notification
    FEDORA-2015-5938
    2015-04-10 17:05:06
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    Name        : jython
    Product     : Fedora 22
    Version     : 2.7
    Release     : 0.7.rc2.fc22
    URL         : http://www.jython.org/
    Summary     : A Java implementation of the Python language
    Description :
    Jython is an implementation of the high-level, dynamic, object-oriented
    language Python seamlessly integrated with the Java platform. The
    predecessor to Jython, JPython, is certified as 100% Pure Java. Jython is
    freely available for both commercial and non-commercial use and is
    distributed with source code. Jython is complementary to Java and is
    especially suited for the following tasks: Embedded scripting - Java
    programmers can add the Jython libraries to their system to allow end
    users to write simple or complicated scripts that add functionality to the
    application. Interactive experimentation - Jython provides an interactive
    interpreter that can be used to interact with Java packages or with
    running Java applications. This allows programmers to experiment and debug
    any Java system using Jython. Rapid application development - Python
    programs are typically 2-10X shorter than the equivalent Java program.
    This translates directly to increased programmer productivity. The
    seamless interaction between Python and Java allows developers to freely
    mix the two languages both during development and in shipping products.
    
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    Update Information:
    
    Security fix for CVE-2013-1752 and update to latest upstream release of jython.
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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 jython' at the command line.
    For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
    available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.
    
    All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
    GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
    https://fedoraproject.org/keys
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