Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : python (MDKSA-2004:019)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14119 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-019.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0150

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