FreeBSD : python -- buffer overrun in repr() for unicode strings (fe83eb5b-55e1-11db-a5ae-00508d6a62df)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler reports :

I discovered a [buffer overrun in repr() for unicode strings]. This
causes an unpatched non-debug wide (UTF-32/UCS-4) build of python to
abort.

Ubuntu security team reports :

If an application uses repr() on arbitrary untrusted data, this [bug]
could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the python application.

See also :

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/python2.4/+bug/56633
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-359-1
http://www.nessus.org/u?ed519a5a

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: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22521 (freebsd_pkg_fe83eb5b55e111dba5ae00508d6a62df.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4980

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