Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : python (MDKSA-2002:082-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13980


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


A vulnerability was discovered in python by Zack Weinberg in the way that the execvpe() method from the module uses a temporary file name. The file is created in an unsafe manner and execvpe() tries to execute it, which can be used by a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the user running the python code that is using this method.

Update :

The previously released packages for 9.0 had an incorrect dependency on instead of This update corrects that problem.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13980

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-082.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpython2.2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpython2.2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tkinter, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2002/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1119

MDKSA: 2002:082-1