[SECURITY] Fedora 20 Update: python-2.7.5-16.fc20

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Fedora Update Notification
2015-04-11 04:35:10

Name        : python
Product     : Fedora 20
Version     : 2.7.5
Release     : 16.fc20
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

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

Update Information:

Security fix for CVE-2013-1752

multiple unbound readline() DoS flaws in python stdlib                                            
following fixes (which all relates to this CVE) are in this patch:                                
* ftplib: Limit amount of data read by limiting the call to readline(). #16038                    
* imaplib: limit line length in imaplib readline calls. #16039                                    
* nntplib: Limit maximum line lengths to 2048 to prevent readline() calls from consuming too much memory. #16040                                                 
* poplib: limit maximum line length that we read from the network #16041                          
* smtplib: limit amount read from the network #16042 

* Fri Apr 10 2015 Robert Kuska <rkuska at redhat.com> - 2.7.5-16
- Fix CVE-2013-1752 multiple unbound readline() DoS flaws in python stdlib
Resolves: rhbz#1159200
* Mon Nov  3 2014 Slavek Kabrda <bkabrda at redhat.com> - 2.7.5-15
- Fix CVE-2014-4650 - CGIHTTPServer URL handling
Resolves: rhbz#1113528
* Thu Sep 25 2014 Robert Kuska <rkuska at redhat.com> - 2.7.5-14
- potential buffer overflow 
Resolves: rhbz#1146027
* Wed Jun 25 2014 Matej Stuchlik <mstuchli at redhat.com> - 2.7.5-13
- JSON module could read arbitrary process memory
Resolves: rhbz#1112293
* Thu Jun 19 2014 Bohuslav Kabrda <bkabrda at redhat.com> - 2.7.5-12
- Fix test failures with SQLite 3.8.4
- Fix double close of subprocess pipes when child process fails
Resolves: rhbz#1103450
* Wed Feb 19 2014 Bohuslav Kabrda <bkabrda at redhat.com> - 2.7.5-11
- Enable loading sqlite extensions.
Resolves: rhbz#1066708
* Mon Feb 10 2014 Tomas Radej <tradej at redhat.com> - 2.7.5-10
- Fixed buffer overflow (upstream patch)
Resolves: rhbz#1062375

  [ 1 ] Bug #1046174 - CVE-2013-1752 python: multiple unbound readline() DoS flaws in python stdlib

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use
su -c 'yum update python' at the command line.
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