Debian DSA-1667-1 : python2.4 - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 34823


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-2008-2315 David Remahl discovered several integer overflows in the stringobject, unicodeobject, bufferobject, longobject, tupleobject, stropmodule, gcmodule, and mmapmodule modules.

- CVE-2008-3142 Justin Ferguson discovered that incorrect memory allocation in the unicode_resize() function can lead to buffer overflows.

- CVE-2008-3143 Several integer overflows were discovered in various Python core modules.

- CVE-2008-3144 Several integer overflows were discovered in the PyOS_vsnprintf() function.


Upgrade the python2.4 packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.4-3+etch2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34823

File Name: debian_DSA-1667.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/21/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python2.4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/19/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2315, CVE-2008-3142, CVE-2008-3143, CVE-2008-3144

DSA: 1667

CWE: 119, 189