FreeBSD : python -- Integer Signedness Error in zlib Module (ec41c3e2-129c-11dd-bab7-0016179b2dd5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 32070


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Justin Ferguson reports :

Integer signedness error in the zlib extension module in Python 2.5.2 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a negative signed integer, which triggers insufficient memory allocation and a buffer overflow.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32070

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ec41c3e2129c11ddbab70016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/04/28

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:python23, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:python24, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:python25, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1721

BID: 28715

CWE: 189