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Ubuntu: New python-httplib2 packages fix security vulnerabilities

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 man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to alter or compromise confidential information in applications that used the httplib2 library. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1375-1
February 27, 2012

python-httplib2 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- python-httplib2: comprehensive HTTP client library written for Python

Details:

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 man-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:
 python-httplib2                 0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.11.10.1
 python3-httplib2                0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.11.10.1

Ubuntu 11.04:
 python-httplib2                 0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.11.04.1
 python3-httplib2                0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.11.04.1

Ubuntu 10.10:
 python-httplib2                 0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.10.10.1
 python3-httplib2                0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.10.10.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
 python-httplib2                 0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.10.04.1

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

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

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1375-1
 https://launchpad.net/bugs/882030

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-httplib2/0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.11.10.1
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-httplib2/0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.11.04.1
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-httplib2/0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.10.10.1
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-httplib2/0.7.2-1ubuntu2~0.10.04.1
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