Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2010:132)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in python :

Multiple integer overflows in audioop.c in the audioop module in
Ptthon allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service
(application crash) via a large fragment, as demonstrated by a call to
audioop.lin2lin with a long string in the first argument, leading to a
buffer overflow. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an
incorrect fix for CVE-2008-3143.5 (CVE-2010-1634).

The audioop module in Python does not verify the relationships between
size arguments and byte string lengths, which allows context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and
application crash) via crafted arguments, as demonstrated by a call to
audioop.reverse with a one-byte string, a different vulnerability than
CVE-2010-1634 (CVE-2010-2089).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48191 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-132.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 40370

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1634

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