Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2010:216)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities was discovered and corrected in python :

The asyncore module in Python before 3.2 does not properly handle
unsuccessful calls to the accept function, and does not have
accompanying documentation describing how daemon applications should
handle unsuccessful calls to the accept function, which makes it
easier for remote attackers to conduct denial of service attacks that
terminate these applications via network connections (CVE-2010-3492).

Multiple race conditions in smtpd.py in the smtpd module in Python
2.6, 2.7, 3.1, and 3.2 alpha allow remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (daemon outage) by establishing and then immediately
closing a TCP connection, leading to the accept function having an
unexpected return value of None, an unexpected value of None for the
address, or an ECONNABORTED, EAGAIN, or EWOULDBLOCK error, or the
getpeername function having an ENOTCONN error, a related issue to
CVE-2010-3492 (CVE-2010-3493).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50424 ()

Bugtraq ID: 43233
44533

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3492
CVE-2010-3493

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