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ELSA-2011-0491 Moderate: Oracle Linux python security update

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ELSA-2011-0491 Moderate: Oracle Linux python security update

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/03/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/20/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The urllib and urllib2 modules in Python 2.x before 2.7.2 and 3.x before 3.2.1 process Location headers that specify redirection to file: URLs, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via a crafted URL, as demonstrated by the file:///etc/passwd and file:///dev/zero URLs.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-python
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-python-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-python-docs
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-python-tools
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-tkinter

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