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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-200802-10
(Python: PCRE Integer overflow)
Python 2.3 includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to an integer
overflow vulnerability, leading to a buffer overflow.
An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by tricking a vulnerable
Python application to compile a regular expressions, which could
possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service
or the disclosure of sensitive information.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Python 2.3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.3.6-r4'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 31158 (gentoo_GLSA-200802-10.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-7228