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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:59:33 +0100
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
CC: oss-security <>,
        David Malcolm <>
Subject: CVE Request -- Python (urllib, urllib2): Improper management of ftp://
 and file:// URL schemes

Hello Steve, vendors,

   A security flaw was found in the way handlers for ftp:// and
file:// URL schemes in the Python urllib and urllib2 extensible
libraries processed the urllib open URL request. A remote attacker
could use this flaw to access sensitive information or cause
a denial of service (excessive CPU and memory use) of a Python
web application, processing URLs, via a specially-crafted urllib
open URL request.


Could you allocate a CVE id for this?

Thanks && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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