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Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 09:28:41 +0100
From: Ludwig Nussel <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- Mercurial --Doesn't verify subject Common Name properly

Ben Laurie wrote:
> On 15 November 2010 21:58, Steven M. Christey <> wrote:
> > Ouch, this is painful for a number of reasons.
> >
> > Maybe Python "should" get the CVE, but the decision to push the issue to
> > application developers means that those developers will each have to provide
> > fixes, and software consumers will have to track these related vulns at the
> > application level.
> It would certainly be safer if Python did the test by default and
> applications had to explicitly turn it off...

Python doesn't verify certificates by default either IIRC. I guess python
simply follows openssl (mis)behavior here. Well, lame excuse anyways.


 (o_   Ludwig Nussel
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)

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