Bug report #5918
Included Python has security vulnerabilities
|Affected QGIS version:||1.8.0||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||upstream|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||15359|
The version of Python included with version 1.8.0 of QGIS has a security alert associated with it making QGIS insecure and security software is alerting on it.
Python announcement: http://python.org/download/releases/2.7.3/
Python alert as reported here: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2011-December/115116.html
The security software that alerted me is Secunia's Personal Software Inspector which can be downloaded and used freely from here: http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
Screen shot of the alert is provided in the attachment "QGIS Security Alert.png".