Python 2.7 Exploits Fixed for Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 11.04

On October 2rd, in a security notice Canonical published details about some Python 2.7 vulnerabilities affecting its Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 11.04 operating systems.

According to Canonical, several security issues were fixed in Python 2.7. It was discovered that urllib and urllib2 modules would process location headers that specify a redirection to file: URLs.

A remote attacker could exploit this to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service. Several other … (read more)

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