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[GLSA-200610-07] Python: Buffer Overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Python: Buffer Overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200610-07
(Python: Buffer Overflow)


Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler discovered a buffer overflow in Python's
"repr()" function when handling UTF-32/UCS-4 encoded strings.

Impact

If a Python application processes attacker-supplied data with the
"repr()" function, this could potentially lead to the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the affected application or a
Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4980


Solution:
All Python users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/python-2.4.3-r4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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