Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : python2.4, python2.5 vulnerabilities (USN-806-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain arguments in
the imageop module. If an attacker were able to pass specially crafted
arguments through the crop function, they could execute arbitrary code
with user privileges. For Python 2.5, this issue only affected Ubuntu
8.04 LTS. (CVE-2008-4864)

Multiple integer overflows were discovered in Python's stringobject
and unicodeobject expandtabs method. If an attacker were able to
exploit these flaws they could execute arbitrary code with user
privileges or cause Python applications to crash, leading to a denial
of service. (CVE-2008-5031).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40361 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31932

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2315