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[GLSA-200409-03] Python 2.2: Buffer overflow in getaddrinfo()

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Python 2.2: Buffer overflow in getaddrinfo()

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-03
(Python 2.2: Buffer overflow in getaddrinfo())


If IPV6 is disabled in Python 2.2, getaddrinfo() is not able to handle IPV6
DNS requests properly and a buffer overflow occurs.

Impact

A possible hacker can execute arbitrary code as the user running python.

Workaround

Users with IPV6 enabled are not affected by this vulnerability.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0150
http://www.osvdb.org/4172


Solution:
All Python 2.2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=dev-lang/python-2.2.2"
# emerge ">=dev-lang/python-2.2.2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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