Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2009:003)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple integer overflows in imageop.c in the imageop module in
Python 1.5.2 through 2.5.1 allow context-dependent attackers to break
out of the Python VM and execute arbitrary code via large integer
values in certain arguments to the crop function, leading to a buffer
overflow, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-4965 and
CVE-2008-1679. (CVE-2008-4864)

Multiple integer overflows in Python 2.2.3 through 2.5.1, and 2.6,
allow context-dependent attackers to have an unknown impact via a
large integer value in the tabsize argument to the expandtabs method,
as implemented by (1) the string_expandtabs function in
Objects/stringobject.c and (2) the unicode_expandtabs function in
Objects/unicodeobject.c. NOTE: this vulnerability reportedly exists
because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2315. (CVE-2008-5031)

The updated Python packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36693 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-003.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31976

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4864
CVE-2008-5031

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