Debian DSA-821-1 : python2.3 - integer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 19790
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionAn integer overflow with a subsequent buffer overflow has been detected in PCRE, the Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library, which allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code, and is also present in Python. Exploiting this vulnerability requires an attacker to specify the used regular expression.
SolutionUpgrade the python2.3 packages.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain python2.3 packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.5-3sarge1.