GLSA-201805-02 : Python: Buffer overflow

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

Remote attackers, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted file, could execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Python 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.7.14:2.7'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109534

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201805-02.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/05/03

Updated: 2018/06/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:python, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000158

GLSA: 201805-02