RHEL 3 : python (RHSA-2005:109)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated Python packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language.

An object traversal bug was found in the Python SimpleXMLRPCServer.
This bug could allow a remote untrusted user to do unrestricted object
traversal and allow them to access or change function internals using
the im_* and func_* attributes. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0089
to this issue.

Users of Python are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0089.html
http://www.python.org/security/PSF-2005-001/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-109.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16385 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0089