USN-1982-1: Python 2.6 vulnerability
1 October 2013
Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to be exposed when accessing the Internet.
- python2.6 - An interactive high-level object-oriented language
Ryan Sleevi discovered that Python did not properly handle certificates
with NULL characters in the Subject Alternative Name field. An attacker
could exploit this to perform a machine-in-the-middle attack to view sensitive
information or alter encrypted communications.