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MDKSA-2002:082-1: python

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the python package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:082-1 (python).


A vulnerability was discovered in python by Zack Weinberg in the way that the
execvpe() method from the os.py module uses a temporary file name. The file is
created in an unsafe manner and execvpe() tries to execute it, which can be used
by a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the user
running the python code that is using this method.
Update:
The previously released packages for 9.0 had an incorrect dependency on
libdb.so.2 instead of libdb.so.3. This update corrects that problem.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2002:082-1
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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