Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : python (MDKSA-2007:099)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An off-by-one error was discovered in the PyLocale_strxfrm function in
Python 2.4 and 2.5 that could allow context-dependent attackers the
ability to read portions of memory via special manipulations that
trigger a buffer over-read due to missing null termination.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25190 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-099.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2052

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