Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2014:041)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72594


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


A vulnerability was reported in Python's socket module, due to a boundary error within the sock_recvfrom_into() function, which could be exploited to cause a buffer overflow. This could be used to crash a Python application that uses the socket.recvfrom_info() function or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running vulnerable Python code (CVE-2014-1912).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72594

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-041.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/20

Modified: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64python2.7, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tkinter, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tkinter-apps, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server: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: 2014/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1912

BID: 65379

MDVSA: 2014:041