FreeBSD : python -- multiple vulnerabilities (0dccaa28-7f3c-11dd-8de5-0030843d3802)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Secunia reports :

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Python, where some have
unknown impact and others can potentially be exploited by malicious
people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or to compromise a
vulnerable system.

Various integer overflow errors exist in core modules e.g.
stringobject, unicodeobject, bufferobject, longobject, tupleobject,
stropmodule, gcmodule, mmapmodule.

An integer overflow in the hashlib module can lead to an unreliable
cryptographic digest results.

Integer overflow errors in the processing of unicode strings can be
exploited to cause buffer overflows on 32-bit systems.

An integer overflow exists in the PyOS_vsnprintf() function on
architectures that do not have a 'vsnprintf()' function.

An integer underflow error in the PyOS_vsnprintf() function when
passing zero-length strings can lead to memory corruption.

See also :

http://bugs.python.org/issue2620
http://bugs.python.org/issue2588
http://bugs.python.org/issue2589
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-checkins/2008-July/072276.html
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-checkins/2008-July/072174.html
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-checkins/2008-June/070481.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?8263eb57

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: 34164 (freebsd_pkg_0dccaa287f3c11dd8de50030843d3802.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2315
CVE-2008-2316
CVE-2008-3142
CVE-2008-3144

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now