B.76. python-dmidecode

An updated python-dmidecode package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Extended Update Support.
The python-dmidecode package provides a Python extension module that uses the code-base of the dmidecode utility and presents the data as Python data structures or as XML data using the libxml2 library.
Bug Fix
BZ#726613
Previously, certain DMI (Direct Media Interface) tables did not report CPU information as a string and returned the NULL value instead. Consequently, Python terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault when trying to identify the CPU type by performing a string comparison. With this update, additional checks for NULL values, performed prior the string comparison, have been added to the code, thus fixing this bug.
All users of python-dmidecode are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.