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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201805-02 (Python: Buffer overflow)
A buffer overflow was discovered in Python’s PyString_DecodeEscape function in stringobject.c.
Remote attackers, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted file, could execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Python 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.7.14:2.7'