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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated Python packages are now available to correct a security issue
in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 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
A flaw was discovered in the way that the Python repr() function
handled UTF-32/UCS-4 strings. If an application written in Python used
the repr() function on untrusted data, this could lead to a denial of
service or possibly allow the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the Python application. (CVE-2006-4980)
In addition, this errata fixes a regression in the SimpleXMLRPCServer
backport for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 that was introduced with
Users of Python should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 22525 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2006-4980
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