GLSA-200802-10 : Python: PCRE Integer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31158


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200802-10 (Python: PCRE Integer overflow)

Python 2.3 includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to an integer overflow vulnerability, leading to a buffer overflow.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by tricking a vulnerable Python application to compile a regular expressions, which could possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Python 2.3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.3.6-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31158

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200802-10.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2008/02/25

Updated: 2018/11/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7228

GLSA: 200802-10

CWE: 189