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CVE Reference: CVE-2011-1521

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2011-1521

Description:
The urllib and urllib2 modules in Python 2.x before 2.7.2 and 3.x before 3.2.1 process Location headers that specify redirection to file: URLs, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via a crafted URL, as demonstrated by the file:///etc/passwd and file:///dev/zero URLs.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1596-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1613-2
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1592-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1613-1

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-05/msg00005.html

ST
  1025488

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA50858
  Secunia Advisory: SA51024
  Secunia Advisory: SA51040

MLIST
  http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/09/15/5
  http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/09/13/2
  http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/09/11/1
  http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/28/2
  http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/24/5

MANDRIVA
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:096

CONFIRM
  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5002
  http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/b2934d98dac1/
  http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/96a6c128822b/
  http://hg.python.org/cpython/file/b2934d98dac1/Misc/NEWS
  http://hg.python.org/cpython/file/96a6c128822b/Misc/NEWS
  http://bugs.python.org/issue11662

APPLE
  http://lists.apple.com/archives/Security-announce/2011//Oct/msg00003.html


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