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USN-1613-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Python 2.5. This update provides
the corresponding updates for Python 2.4.
It was discovered that Python would prepend an empty string to
sys.path under certain circumstances. A local attacker with write
access to the current working directory could exploit this to execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-5983)
It was discovered that the audioop module did not correctly
perform input validation. If a user or automated system were
tricked into opening a crafted audio file, an attacker could
cause a denial of service via application crash.
Giampaolo Rodola discovered several race conditions in the
smtpd module. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause
a denial of service via daemon outage. (CVE-2010-3493)
It was discovered that the CGIHTTPServer module did not
properly perform input validation on certain HTTP GET
requests. A remote attacker could potentially obtain access
to CGI script source files. (CVE-2011-1015)
Niels Heinen discovered that the urllib and urllib2 modules
would process Location headers that specify a redirection to
file: URLs. A remote attacker could exploit this to obtain
sensitive information or cause a denial of service.
It was discovered that SimpleHTTPServer did not use a
charset parameter in the Content-Type HTTP header. An
attacker could potentially exploit this to conduct
cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks against Internet Explorer
7 users. (CVE-2011-4940)
It was discovered that Python distutils contained a race
condition when creating the ~/.pypirc file. A local attacker
could exploit this to obtain sensitive information.
It was discovered that SimpleXMLRPCServer did not properly
validate its input when handling HTTP POST requests. A
remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of
service via excessive CPU utilization. (CVE-2012-0845)
It was discovered that the Expat module in Python 2.5
computed hash values without restricting the ability to
trigger hash collisions predictably. If a user or
application using pyexpat were tricked into opening a
crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of
service by consuming excessive CPU resources.
Tim Boddy discovered that the Expat module in Python 2.5 did
not properly handle memory reallocation when processing XML
files. If a user or application using pyexpat were tricked
into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a
denial of service by consuming excessive memory resources.
Update the affected python2.4 and / or python2.4-minimal packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 62620 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5983CVE-2010-1634CVE-2010-2089CVE-2010-3493CVE-2011-1015CVE-2011-1521CVE-2011-4940CVE-2011-4944CVE-2012-0845CVE-2012-0876CVE-2012-1148
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