CentOS 3 / 4 : python (CESA-2007:1076)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29255

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated python packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.

An integer overflow flaw was discovered in the way Python's pcre module handled certain regular expressions. If a Python application used the pcre module to compile and execute untrusted regular expressions, it may be possible to cause the application to crash, or allow arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the Python interpreter. (CVE-2006-7228)

A flaw was discovered in the strxfrm() function of Python's locale module. Strings generated by this function were not properly NULL-terminated. This may possibly cause disclosure of data stored in the memory of a Python application using this function.
(CVE-2007-2052)

Multiple integer overflow flaws were discovered in Python's imageop module. If an application written in Python used the imageop module to process untrusted images, it could cause the application to crash, enter an infinite loop, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Python interpreter. (CVE-2007-4965)

Users of Python are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution

Update the affected python packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5dd3561f

http://www.nessus.org/u?16e67ad6

http://www.nessus.org/u?843fac9d

http://www.nessus.org/u?d2aaf882

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29255

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-1076.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/11

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-docs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python-tools, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:tkinter, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7228, CVE-2007-2052, CVE-2007-4965

BID: 25696, 26462

RHSA: 2007:1076

CWE: 189