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: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/11/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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: 2007/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4965

OSVDB: 40142

GLSA: 200711-07

CWE: 189