USN-1982-1: Python 2.6 vulnerability
1 October 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
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 man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.