Red Hat: 2013:1582-02: python: Moderate Advisory
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated python packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate [More...]
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: python security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:1582-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1582.html
Issue date:        2013-11-21
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-4238 
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1. Summary:

Updated python packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and add
one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language.

A flaw was found in the way the Python SSL module handled X.509 certificate
fields that contain a NULL byte. An attacker could potentially exploit this
flaw to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof SSL servers. Note that
to exploit this issue, an attacker would need to obtain a carefully crafted
certificate signed by an authority that the client trusts. (CVE-2013-4238)

These updated python packages include numerous bug fixes and one
enhancement. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this
advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Technical
Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the most significant
of these changes.

All users of python are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
fix these issues and add this enhancement.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

521898 - Fix instances of #!/usr/bin/env python in python-tools
841937 - RHEL 6 installation fails when Turkish language is selected
845802 - python prepends UTF-8 BOM syslog messages - causes messages to be treated a EMERG level
893034 - yum traceback with python-2.6.6-29.el6_2.2 and higher + missing /dev/urandom
919163 - python logging problem - when rotating to new log file, logger checks file's stat when the file does not exist
928390 - Python SSLSocket.getpeercert() incorrectly returns an empty Subject Alternative Name from peer certificate.
948025 - SocketServer doesn't handle syscall interruption
958868 - Downstream added "timeout=None" keyword argument causes regression in eventlet
960168 - failed incoming SSL connection stays open
978129 - Please consider to backport patch: issue9374 urlparse should parse query and fragment for arbitrary schemes
996381 - CVE-2013-4238 python: hostname check bypassing vulnerability in SSL module

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/python-2.6.6-51.el6.src.rpm

i386:
python-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-libs-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
tkinter-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-libs-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/python-2.6.6-51.el6.src.rpm

i386:
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-devel-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-test-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-tools-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-test-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/python-2.6.6-51.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-libs-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/python-2.6.6-51.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-test-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/python-2.6.6-51.el6.src.rpm

i386:
python-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-devel-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-libs-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
tkinter-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
python-2.6.6-51.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-devel-2.6.6-51.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-libs-2.6.6-51.el6.ppc64.rpm
tkinter-2.6.6-51.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
python-2.6.6-51.el6.s390x.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.s390x.rpm
python-devel-2.6.6-51.el6.s390x.rpm
python-libs-2.6.6-51.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-libs-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/python-2.6.6-51.el6.src.rpm

i386:
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-test-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-tools-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-test-2.6.6-51.el6.ppc64.rpm
python-tools-2.6.6-51.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.s390x.rpm
python-test-2.6.6-51.el6.s390x.rpm
python-tools-2.6.6-51.el6.s390x.rpm
tkinter-2.6.6-51.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-test-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/python-2.6.6-51.el6.src.rpm

i386:
python-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-devel-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-libs-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
tkinter-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-libs-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/python-2.6.6-51.el6.src.rpm

i386:
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-test-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm
python-tools-2.6.6-51.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
python-debuginfo-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-test-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.6.6-51.el6.x86_64.rpm

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details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4238.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.5_Technical_Notes/python.html#RHSA-2013-1582

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

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