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

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37899

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-085.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 4/15/2008

Reference Information

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

BID: 28715

MDVSA: 2008:085

CWE: 119, 189