[SECURITY] Fedora 19 Update: python-backports-ssl_match_hostname-

updates at fedoraproject.org updates at fedoraproject.org
Tue Nov 5 02:56:19 UTC 2013

Fedora Update Notification
2013-10-29 02:10:40

Name        : python-backports-ssl_match_hostname
Product     : Fedora 19
Version     :
Release     : 1.fc19
URL         : https://bitbucket.org/brandon/backports.ssl_match_hostname
Summary     : The ssl.match_hostname() function from Python 3
Description :
The Secure Sockets layer is only actually secure if you check the hostname in
the certificate returned by the server to which you are connecting, and verify
that it matches to hostname that you are trying to reach.

But the matching logic, defined in RFC2818, can be a bit tricky to implement on
your own. So the ssl package in the Standard Library of Python 3.2 now includes
a match_hostname() function for performing this check instead of requiring
every application to implement the check separately.

This backport brings match_hostname() to users of earlier versions of Python.
The actual code inside comes verbatim from Python 3.2.

Update Information:

Fixes issue raised in this upstream bug report: http://bugs.python.org/issue17997#msg194950


* Sun Oct 27 2013 Toshio Kuratomi <toshio at fedoraproject.org> -
- Update to upstream for a security fix
- http://bugs.python.org/issue17997
* Mon Sep  2 2013 Ian Weller <iweller at redhat.com> -
- Update to upstream
* Mon Aug 19 2013 Ian Weller <iweller at redhat.com> - 3.2-0.5.a3
- Use python-backports instead of providing backports/__init__.py
* Sun Aug  4 2013 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng at lists.fedoraproject.org> - 3.2-0.4.a3
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_20_Mass_Rebuild

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update python-backports-ssl_match_hostname' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at

More information about the package-announce mailing list