Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2008:085)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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 (CVE-2008-1721).

A buffer overflow vulnerability was also found in the
PyString_FromStringAndSize() function (CVE-2008-1887).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37899 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-085.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 28715

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1721
CVE-2008-1887

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