GLSA-201811-02 : Python: Buffer overflow

Low Nessus Plugin ID 118846


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201811-02 (Python: Buffer overflow)

A buffer overflow vulnerability have been discovered in Python. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker, in special situations such as function as a service, could violate a trust boundary and cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Python users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.7.15:2.7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 118846

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201811-02.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/09

Updated: 2020/03/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.6

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

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: 2018/11/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000030

GLSA: 201811-02