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[DSA819] DSA-819-1 python2.1

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-819-1 python2.1

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

An integer overflow with a subsequent buffer overflow has been detected
in PCRE, the Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library, which permits
a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code, and is also present in Python.
Exploiting this vulnerability requires a possible hacker to specify the used
regular expression.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1.3-3.4.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1.3dfsg-1sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1.3dfsg-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your python2.1 packages.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-819
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 14620

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

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