GLSA-200610-07 : Python: Buffer Overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200610-07.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22893 (gentoo_GLSA-200610-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4980