RHEL 4 : python (RHSA-2005:108)

High Nessus Plugin ID 17188


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated Python packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.

An object traversal bug was found in the Python SimpleXMLRPCServer.
This bug could allow a remote untrusted user to do unrestricted object traversal and allow them to access or change function internals using the im_* and func_* attributes. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0089 to this issue.

Users of Python are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17188

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-108.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/02/22

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tkinter, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0089

RHSA: 2005:108