RHEL 4 : python (RHSA-2005:108)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated Python packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team

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 these issues.

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-2005-108.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: 17188 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0089