RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : python (RHSA-2006:0197)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated Python packages are now available to correct a security issue.

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

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

An integer overflow flaw was found in Python's PCRE library that could
be triggered by a maliciously crafted regular expression. On systems
that accept arbitrary regular expressions from untrusted users, this
could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the application using the library. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2491 to this issue.

Users of Python should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2491.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0197.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21042 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14620

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491