Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2010:215)

High Nessus Plugin ID 50423


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


Multiple vulnerabilities was discovered and corrected in python :

Buffer underflow in the rgbimg module in Python 2.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a large ZSIZE value in a black-and-white (aka B/W) RGB image that triggers an invalid pointer dereference (CVE-2009-4134).

Integer overflow in rgbimgmodule.c in the rgbimg module in Python 2.5 allows remote attackers to have an unspecified impact via a large image that triggers a buffer overflow. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-3143.12 (CVE-2010-1449).

Multiple buffer overflows in the RLE decoder in the rgbimg module in Python 2.5 allow remote attackers to have an unspecified impact via an image file containing crafted data that triggers improper processing within the (1) longimagedata or (2) expandrow function (CVE-2010-1450).

The asyncore module in Python before 3.2 does not properly handle unsuccessful calls to the accept function, and does not have accompanying documentation describing how daemon applications should handle unsuccessful calls to the accept function, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct denial of service attacks that terminate these applications via network connections (CVE-2010-3492).

Multiple race conditions in in the smtpd module in Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, and 3.2 alpha allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon outage) by establishing and then immediately closing a TCP connection, leading to the accept function having an unexpected return value of None, an unexpected value of None for the address, or an ECONNABORTED, EAGAIN, or EWOULDBLOCK error, or the getpeername function having an ENOTCONN error, a related issue to CVE-2010-3492 (CVE-2010-3493).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50423

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-215.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/11/01

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4134, CVE-2010-1449, CVE-2010-1450, CVE-2010-3492, CVE-2010-3493

BID: 40361, 40363, 40365, 43233, 44533

MDVSA: 2010:215