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VPR Score: 5.5
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionBenjamin C. Wiley Sittler discovered that the repr() of the Python interpreter allocates insufficient memory when parsing UCS-4 Unicode strings, which might lead to execution of arbitrary code through a buffer overflow.
SolutionUpgrade the Python 2.3 packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.5-3sarge2. Due to build problems this update lacks fixed packages for the Alpha and Sparc architectures. Once they are sorted out, fixed binaries will be released.