Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2014:041)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability was reported in Python's socket module, due to a
boundary error within the sock_recvfrom_into() function, which could
be exploited to cause a buffer overflow. This could be used to crash a
Python application that uses the socket.recvfrom_info() function or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running vulnerable Python code (CVE-2014-1912).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72594 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65379

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1912

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