Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : python (MDKSA-2007:099)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25190
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn off-by-one error was discovered in the PyLocale_strxfrm function in Python 2.4 and 2.5 that could allow context-dependent attackers the ability to read portions of memory via special manipulations that trigger a buffer over-read due to missing null termination.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.