An updated python-weberror package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The python-weberror package provides WebError, a web application's error handing library for use as a Web Server Gateway Interface (WSGI) middleware.
- Previously, the WebError middleware used the MD5 algorithm when assigning an identifier to the handled error. However, this algorithm is not, by default, supported by Python's runtime in FIPS mode. Consequently, when web applications raised an exception in FIPS mode and the exception was handled by WebError, incomplete error diagnostics were provided. With this update, error identification based on MD5 is not generated automatically, thus avoiding the problems when the error identifier is not processed further.
Users of python-weberror are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.