[SECURITY] Fedora 17 Update: python-2.7.3-3.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2012-5892
2012-04-14 01:41:11
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Name        : python
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 2.7.3
Release     : 3.fc17
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.

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

This package provides the "python" executable; most of the actual
implementation is within the "python-libs" package.

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Update Information:

Rebase of Python 2 ("python") from 2.7.2 to 2.7.3, bringing in security fixes, along with numerous other bugfixes.

See http://python.org/download/releases/2.7.3/
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #750555 - CVE-2012-1150 python: hash table collisions CPU usage DoS (oCERT-2011-003)
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750555
  [ 2 ] Bug #789790 - CVE-2012-0845 python: SimpleXMLRPCServer CPU usage DoS via malformed XML-RPC request
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=789790
  [ 3 ] Bug #812068 - python: SSL CBC IV vulnerability (CVE-2011-3389, BEAST)
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=812068
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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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