Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : python (MDKSA-2007:099)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25190


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


An 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25190

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-099.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/05/10

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python2.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python2.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python2.5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python2.5-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpython2.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpython2.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpython2.5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpython2.5-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tkinter, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2052

MDKSA: 2007:099

CWE: 189