Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2014:135)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 76471


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


Updated python and python-simplejson package fixes security vulnerability

Python are susceptible to arbitrary process memory reading by a user or adversary due to a bug in the _json module caused by insufficient bounds checking. The bug is caused by allowing the user to supply a negative value that is used an an array index, causing the scanstring function to access process memory outside of the string it is intended to access (CVE-2014-4616).

This issue also affected the python-simplejson package, which has been patched to fix the bug.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 76471

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-135.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/07/11

Modified: 2015/01/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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:python-simplejson, 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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4616

BID: 68119

MDVSA: 2014:135