Scientific Linux Security Update : python on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- A vulnerability was discovered in Python, in the
built-in zipimporter. A specially crafted zip file
placed in a module path such that it would be loaded by
a later 'import' statement could cause a heap overflow,
leading to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2016-5636)

Additional Changes :

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6fbacb16

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95857 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5636

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