SuSE 10 Security Update : Python (ZYPP Patch Number 5837)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 41581
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The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Integer Overflows in the python imageop module and in the expandtabs method potentially allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2008-4864 / CVE-2008-5031)


Apply ZYPP patch number 5837.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 41581

File Name: suse_python-5837.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/24/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/1/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4864, CVE-2008-5031

CWE: 189