Scientific Linux Security Update : python on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple flaws were found in the Python rgbimg module. If an
application written in Python was using the rgbimg module and loaded a
specially crafted SGI image file, it could cause the application to
crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application. (CVE-2009-4134, CVE-2010-1449,
CVE-2010-1450)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- Python 2.3.4's time.strptime() function did not
correctly handle the '%W' week number format string.
This update backports the _strptime implementation from
Python 2.3.6, fixing this issue. (BZ#436001)

- Python 2.3.4's socket.htons() function returned
partially-uninitialized data on IBM System z, generally
leading to incorrect results. (BZ#513341)

- Python 2.3.4's pwd.getpwuid() and grp.getgrgid()
functions did not support the full range of user and
group IDs on 64-bit architectures, leading to
'OverflowError' exceptions for large input values. This
update adds support for the full range of user and group
IDs on 64-bit architectures. (BZ#497540)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?97b64b12
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=436001
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=497540
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=513341

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60960 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4134
CVE-2010-1449
CVE-2010-1450