FreeBSD : python -- buffer overrun in repr() for unicode strings (fe83eb5b-55e1-11db-a5ae-00508d6a62df)

High Nessus Plugin ID 22521


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler reports :

I discovered a [buffer overrun in repr() for unicode strings]. This causes an unpatched non-debug wide (UTF-32/UCS-4) build of python to abort.

Ubuntu security team reports :

If an application uses repr() on arbitrary untrusted data, this [bug] could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the python application.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22521

File Name: freebsd_pkg_fe83eb5b55e111dba5ae00508d6a62df.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/10/10

Modified: 2015/05/13

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:freebsd:freebsd:python, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:python+ipv6, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4980

Secunia: 22276