This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
A buffer overflow in python 2.2's getaddrinfo() function was
discovered by Sebastian Schmidt. If python 2.2 is built without IPv6
support, an attacker could configure their name server to let a
hostname resolve to a special IPv6 address, which could contain a
memory address where shellcode is placed. This problem does not affect
python versions prior to 2.2 or versions 2.2.2+, and it also doesn't
exist if IPv6 support is enabled.
The updated packages have been patched to correct the problem. Thanks
to Sebastian for both the discovery and patch.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5