GLSA-200802-10 : Python: PCRE Integer overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31158
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Python 2.3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/python-2.3.6-r4'