Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : python (MDKSA-2006:181)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability in python's repr() function was discovered by Benjamin
C. Wiley Sittler. It was found that the function did not properly
handle UTF-32/UCS-4 strings, so an application that used repr() on
certin untrusted data could possibly be exploited to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the python application.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

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: 24566 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-181.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4980

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