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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-200807-01
(Python: Multiple integer overflows)
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Python:
Remahl reported multiple integer overflows in the file imageop.c,
leading to a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2008-1679). This issue is
due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-4965.
discovered that an integer signedness error in the zlib extension
module might trigger insufficient memory allocation and a buffer
overflow via a negative signed integer (CVE-2008-1721).
Ferguson discovered that insufficient input validation in the
PyString_FromStringAndSize() function might lead to a buffer overflow
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial
of Service or possibly the remote execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Python.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
The imageop module is no longer built in the unaffected versions.
All Python 2.3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.3.6-r6'
All Python 2.4 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.4.4-r13'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 33421 (gentoo_GLSA-200807-01.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 2871528749
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1679CVE-2008-1721CVE-2008-1887
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