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[DSA1198] DSA-1198-1 python2.3

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-1198-1 python2.3

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler discovered that the repr() of the Python
interpreter allocates insufficient memory when parsing UCS-4 Unicode
strings, which might lead to execution of arbitrary code through
a buffer overflow.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.5-3sarge2. Due to build problems this update lacks fixed
packages for the Alpha and Sparc architectures. Once they are sorted
out, fixed binaries will be released.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.5-16.
We recommend that you upgrade your Python 2.3 packages.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1198
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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