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

low Nessus Plugin ID 76471
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0285.html

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0286.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 76471

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-135.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 7/11/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/10/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4616

BID: 68119

MDVSA: 2014:135