GLSA-200711-07 : Python: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

medium Nessus Plugin ID 27824


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-07 (Python: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Slythers Bro discovered multiple integer overflows in the imageop module, one of them in the tovideo() method, in various locations in files imageop.c, rbgimgmodule.c, and also in other files.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted images with an application using the Python imageop module, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service. Note that this vulnerability may or may not be exploitable, depending on the application using the module.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Python 2.3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.3.6-r3' All Python 2.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.4.4-r6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27824

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200711-07.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 11/8/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:python, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4965

CWE: 189

GLSA: 200711-07