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Author christian.heimes
Recipients christian.heimes
Date 2019-09-25.10:09:58
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MD5 hash digest algorithm has known security issues and is getting blocked on systems with strict security policies.

Python uses MD5 in several unittests. These tests should either avoid MD5 and use SHA256 instead. Or tests that really require MD5 should check for the availability of MD5 and skip these tests. The latter are network-related tests that check for digest auth or CRAM-MD5 auth.

Avoidable use of MD5:
* test_hmac tests for default constructor
* test_tarfile checksum

Tests that require MD5:
* test_urllib2_localnet digest auth
* CRAM-MD5 in test_imaplib, test_poplib, test_smtplib
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