[SECURITY] Fedora 13 Update: python-2.6.4-27.fc13

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-06-07 20:43:18

Name        : python
Product     : Fedora 13
Version     : 2.6.4
Release     : 27.fc13
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. This package contains most of the standard
Python modules, as well as modules for interfacing to the Tix widget
set for Tk and RPM.

Note that documentation for Python is provided in the python-docs


* Fri Jun  4 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com> - 2.6.4-27
- ensure that the compiler is invoked with "-fwrapv" (rhbz#594819)
- CVE-2010-1634: fix various integer overflow checks in the audioop
module (patch 113)
- CVE-2010-2089: further checks within the audioop module (patch 114)
- CVE-2008-5983: the new PySys_SetArgvEx entry point from r81399 (patch 115)
* Mon Apr 26 2010 Dennis Gilmore <dennis at ausil.us> - 2.6.4-26
- disable --with-valgrind on sparc arches

  [ 1 ] Bug #590690 - CVE-2010-1634 python: audioop: incorrect integer overflow checks
  [ 2 ] Bug #598197 - CVE-2010-2089 Python: Memory corruption in audioop module
  [ 3 ] Bug #482814 - CVE-2008-5983 python: untrusted python modules search path

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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