Fedora 12 : python-2.6.2-8.fc12 (2010-9565)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 47600



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Fri Jun 4 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com> - 2.6.2-8

- ensure that the compiler is invoked with '-fwrapv' (rhbz#594819)

- CVE-2010-1634: fix various integer overflow checks in the audioop module (patch 113)

- CVE-2010-2089: further checks within the audioop module (patch 114)

- CVE-2008-5983: the new PySys_SetArgvEx entry point from r81399 (patch 115)

- Fri Mar 12 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com>
- 2.6.2-7

- document all patches, and remove the commented-out ones

- Address some of the issues identified in package review (bug 226342) :

- update libs requirement on base package to use %{name} for consistency's sake

- convert from backticks to $() syntax throughout

- wrap value of LD_LIBRARY_PATH in quotes

- convert '/usr/bin/find' requirement to 'findutils'

- remove trailing periods from summaries of subpackages

- fix spelling mistake in description of -test subpackage

- convert usage of $$RPM_BUILD_ROOT to %{buildroot} throughout, for stylistic consistency

- supply dirmode arguments to defattr directives

- replace references to /usr with %{_prefix}; replace references to /usr/include with %{_includedir}

- fixup the build when __python_ver is set (Zach Sadecki;
bug 533989); use pybasever in the files section

- Mon Jan 25 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com> - 2.6.2-6

- update python-2.6.2-config.patch to remove downstream customization of build of pyexpat and elementtree modules

- add patch adapted from upstream (patch 3) to add support for building against system expat; add
--with-system-expat to 'configure' invocation (patch 3)

- remove embedded copy of expat from source tree during 'prep'

- Mon Jan 25 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com>
- 2.6.2-5

- replace 'define' with 'global' throughout

- introduce macros for 3 directories, replacing expanded references throughout: %{pylibdir}, %{dynload_dir}, %{site_packages}

- explicitly list all lib-dynload files, rather than dynamically gathering the payload into a temporary text file, so that we can be sure what we are shipping;
remove now-redundant testing for presence of certain .so files

- remove embedded copy of libffi and zlib from source tree before building

- Mon Jan 25 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com>
- 2.6.2-4

- change python-2.6.2-config.patch to remove our downstream change to curses configuration in Modules/Setup.dist, so that the curses modules are built using setup.py with the downstream default (linking against libncursesw.so, rather than libncurses.so), rather than within the Makefile; add a test to %install to verify the dso files that the curses module is linked against the correct DSO (bug 539917; changes _cursesmodule.so -> _curses.so)

- Fri Jan 8 2010 David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat.com> - 2.6.2-3

- fix Lib/SocketServer.py to avoid trying to use non-existent keyword args for os.waitpid (patch 52, rhbz:552404, Adrian Reber)

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Update the affected python package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47600

File Name: fedora_2010-9565.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/6/2010

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:python, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/7/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/27/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5983, CVE-2010-1634, CVE-2010-2089

BID: 40370, 40862, 40863

FEDORA: 2010-9565