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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-03
(Python 2.2: Buffer overflow in getaddrinfo())
If IPV6 is disabled in Python 2.2, getaddrinfo() is not able to handle IPV6
DNS requests properly and a buffer overflow occurs.
An attacker can execute arbitrary code as the user running python.
Users with IPV6 enabled are not affected by this vulnerability.
See also :
All Python 2.2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=dev-lang/python-2.2.2'
# emerge '>=dev-lang/python-2.2.2'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14650 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-03.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0150
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