Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : python2.6, python2.7, python3.2, python3.3 vulnerability (USN-2125-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ryan Smith-Roberts discovered that Python incorrectly handled buffer
sizes when using the socket.recvfrom_into() function. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause Python to crash, resulting in
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72798 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65379

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1912