GLSA-200610-07 : Python: Buffer Overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 22893
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200610-07 (Python: Buffer Overflow)
Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler discovered a buffer overflow in Python's 'repr()' function when handling UTF-32/UCS-4 encoded strings.
If a Python application processes attacker-supplied data with the 'repr()' function, this could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the affected application or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Python users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.4.3-r4'