Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : python (MDKSA-2005:154)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Integer overflow in pcre_compile.c in Perl Compatible Regular
Expressions (PCRE) before 6.2, as used in multiple products, allows
attackers to execute arbitrary code via quantifier values in regular
expressions, which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow.

The python packages use a private copy of pcre code.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

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: 19910 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-154.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491

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