Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : python (MDKSA-2002:082-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in python by Zack Weinberg in the way
that the execvpe() method from the os.py module uses a temporary file
name. The file is created in an unsafe manner and execvpe() tries to
execute it, which can be used by a local attacker to execute arbitrary
code with the privilege of the user running the python code that is
using this method.

Update :

The previously released packages for 9.0 had an incorrect dependency
on libdb.so.2 instead of libdb.so.3. This update corrects that
problem.

See also :

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2002-August/027223.html
http://python.org/sf/590294

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13980 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-082.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1119

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