Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : python2.4/2.5 vulnerabilities (USN-585-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Piotr Engelking discovered that strxfrm in Python was not correctly
calculating the size of the destination buffer. This could lead to
small information leaks, which might be used by attackers to gain
additional knowledge about the state of a running Python script.
(CVE-2007-2052)

A flaw was discovered in the Python imageop module. If a script using
the module could be tricked into processing a specially crafted set of
arguments, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code, or cause
the application to crash. (CVE-2007-4965).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.5
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31461 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25696

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2052
CVE-2007-4965

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