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MDKSA-2004:019: 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-2004:019 (python).


A buffer overflow in python 2.2's getaddrinfo() function was discovered by
Sebastian Schmidt. If python 2.2 is built without IPv6 support, a possible hacker
could configure their name server to let a hostname resolve to a special IPv6
address, which could contain a memory address where shellcode is placed. This
problem does not affect python versions prior to 2.2 or versions 2.2.2+, and it
also doesn't exist if IPv6 support is enabled.
The updated packages have been patched to correct the problem. Thanks to
Sebastian for both the discovery and patch.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:019
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 9836

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

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