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USN-1375-1: httplib2 vulnerability

27 February 2012

httplib2 could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.




The httplib2 Python library earlier than version 0.7.0 did not perform any
server certificate validation when using HTTPS connections. If a remote
attacker were able to perform a machine-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could
be exploited to alter or compromise confidential information in
applications that used the httplib2 library.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug