Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2010:132)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48191
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in python :
Multiple integer overflows in audioop.c in the audioop module in Ptthon allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a large fragment, as demonstrated by a call to audioop.lin2lin with a long string in the first argument, leading to a buffer overflow. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2008-3143.5 (CVE-2010-1634).
The audioop module in Python does not verify the relationships between size arguments and byte string lengths, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via crafted arguments, as demonstrated by a call to audioop.reverse with a one-byte string, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-1634 (CVE-2010-2089).
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The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.