GLSA-200711-07 : Python: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-200711-07
(Python: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Slythers Bro discovered multiple integer overflows in the imageop
module, one of them in the tovideo() method, in various locations in
files imageop.c, rbgimgmodule.c, and also in other files.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted
images with an application using the Python imageop module, resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application, or a Denial of Service. Note that this
vulnerability may or may not be exploitable, depending on the
application using the module.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-07.xml

Solution :

All Python 2.3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.3.6-r3'
All Python 2.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.4.4-r6'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27824 (gentoo_GLSA-200711-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4965