Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2008:085)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37899


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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 (CVE-2008-1721).

A buffer overflow vulnerability was also found in the PyString_FromStringAndSize() function (CVE-2008-1887).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37899

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-085.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python2.5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python2.5-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpython2.5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpython2.5-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tkinter, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tkinter-apps, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1721, CVE-2008-1887

BID: 28715

MDVSA: 2008:085

CWE: 119, 189