Debian DSA-1620-1 : python2.5 - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 33740


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the interpreter for the Python language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2007-2052 Piotr Engelking discovered that the strxfrm() function of the locale module miscalculates the length of an internal buffer, which may result in a minor information disclosure.

- CVE-2007-4965 It was discovered that several integer overflows in the imageop module may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, if a user is tricked into processing malformed images. This issue is also tracked as CVE-2008-1679 due to an initially incomplete patch.

- CVE-2008-1721 Justin Ferguson discovered that a buffer overflow in the zlib module may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2008-1887 Justin Ferguson discovered that insufficient input validation in PyString_FromStringAndSize() may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the python2.5 packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.5-5+etch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33740

File Name: debian_DSA-1620.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/28/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/27/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2052, CVE-2007-4965, CVE-2008-1679, CVE-2008-1721, CVE-2008-1887

BID: 25696, 28715, 28749

CWE: 119, 189

DSA: 1620