GLSA-200802-10 : Python: PCRE Integer overflow

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31158 (gentoo_GLSA-200802-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-7228