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Alpine Linux: CVE-2014-9365: python standard library HTTP clients issue

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2014-9365: python standard library HTTP clients issue

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Published
12/12/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
01/08/2018

Description

The HTTP clients in the (1) httplib, (2) urllib, (3) urllib2, and (4) xmlrpclib libraries in CPython (aka Python) 2.x before 2.7.9 and 3.x before 3.4.3, when accessing an HTTPS URL, do not (a) check the certificate against a trust store or verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's (b) Common Name or (c) subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-python

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