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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-200610-07
(Python: Buffer Overflow)
Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler discovered a buffer overflow in Python's
'repr()' function when handling UTF-32/UCS-4 encoded strings.
If a Python application processes attacker-supplied data with the
'repr()' function, this could potentially lead to the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the affected application or a
Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Python users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.4.3-r4'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 22893 (gentoo_GLSA-200610-07.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-4980