Fedora 12 : python-2.6.2-8.fc12 (2010-9565)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

- Fri Jun 4 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com> -

- ensure that the compiler is invoked with '-fwrapv'

- CVE-2010-1634: fix various integer overflow checks in
the audioop module (patch 113)

- CVE-2010-2089: further checks within the audioop module
(patch 114)

- CVE-2008-5983: the new PySys_SetArgvEx entry point
from r81399 (patch 115)

- Fri Mar 12 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com>
- 2.6.2-7

- document all patches, and remove the commented-out

- Address some of the issues identified in package
review (bug 226342) :

- update libs requirement on base package to use %{name}
for consistency's sake

- convert from backticks to $() syntax throughout

- wrap value of LD_LIBRARY_PATH in quotes

- convert '/usr/bin/find' requirement to 'findutils'

- remove trailing periods from summaries of subpackages

- fix spelling mistake in description of -test

- convert usage of $$RPM_BUILD_ROOT to %{buildroot}
throughout, for stylistic consistency

- supply dirmode arguments to defattr directives

- replace references to /usr with %{_prefix}; replace
references to /usr/include with %{_includedir}

- fixup the build when __python_ver is set (Zach Sadecki;
bug 533989); use pybasever in the files section

- Mon Jan 25 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com> -

- update python-2.6.2-config.patch to remove downstream
customization of build of pyexpat and elementtree

- add patch adapted from upstream (patch 3) to add support
for building against system expat; add
--with-system-expat to 'configure' invocation (patch 3)

- remove embedded copy of expat from source tree during

- Mon Jan 25 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com>
- 2.6.2-5

- replace 'define' with 'global' throughout

- introduce macros for 3 directories, replacing expanded
references throughout: %{pylibdir}, %{dynload_dir},

- explicitly list all lib-dynload files, rather than
dynamically gathering the payload into a temporary text
file, so that we can be sure what we are shipping;
remove now-redundant testing for presence of certain .so

- remove embedded copy of libffi and zlib from source tree
before building

- Mon Jan 25 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com>
- 2.6.2-4

- change python-2.6.2-config.patch to remove our
downstream change to curses configuration in
Modules/Setup.dist, so that the curses modules are
built using setup.py with the downstream default
(linking against libncursesw.so, rather than
libncurses.so), rather than within the Makefile; add a
test to %install to verify the dso files that the
curses module is linked against the correct DSO (bug
539917; changes _cursesmodule.so -> _curses.so)

- Fri Jan 8 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com> -

- fix Lib/SocketServer.py to avoid trying to use
non-existent keyword args for os.waitpid (patch 52,
rhbz:552404, Adrian Reber)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected python package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 47600 (fedora_2010-9565.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 40370

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5983

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