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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-200907-16
(Python: Integer overflows)
Chris Evans reported multiple integer overflows in the expandtabs
method, as implemented by (1) the string_expandtabs function in
Objects/stringobject.c and (2) the unicode_expandtabs function in
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities in Python
applications or daemons that pass user-controlled input to vulnerable
functions. The security impact is currently unknown but may include the
execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Python 2.5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.5.4-r2'
All Python 2.4 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.4.6'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 39870 (gentoo_GLSA-200907-16.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 33187
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5031
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