FreeBSD : python -- multiple vulnerabilities (0dccaa28-7f3c-11dd-8de5-0030843d3802)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34164


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


Secunia reports :

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Python, where some have unknown impact and others can potentially be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or to compromise a vulnerable system.

Various integer overflow errors exist in core modules e.g.
stringobject, unicodeobject, bufferobject, longobject, tupleobject, stropmodule, gcmodule, mmapmodule.

An integer overflow in the hashlib module can lead to an unreliable cryptographic digest results.

Integer overflow errors in the processing of unicode strings can be exploited to cause buffer overflows on 32-bit systems.

An integer overflow exists in the PyOS_vsnprintf() function on architectures that do not have a 'vsnprintf()' function.

An integer underflow error in the PyOS_vsnprintf() function when passing zero-length strings can lead to memory corruption.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34164

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0dccaa287f3c11dd8de50030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/09/11

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/08/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2315, CVE-2008-2316, CVE-2008-3142, CVE-2008-3144

Secunia: 31305

CWE: 119, 189