Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2014:041)
High Nessus Plugin ID 72594
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.