FreeBSD : python -- Integer Signedness Error in zlib Module (ec41c3e2-129c-11dd-bab7-0016179b2dd5)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Justin Ferguson reports :

Integer signedness error in the zlib extension module in Python 2.5.2
and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a
negative signed integer, which triggers insufficient memory allocation
and a buffer overflow.

See also :

http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3802
http://bugs.python.org/issue2586
http://www.nessus.org/u?7c4c3629

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32070 (freebsd_pkg_ec41c3e2129c11ddbab70016179b2dd5.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 28715

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1721

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