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RHSA-2003-048: python

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the python packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


An insecure use of a temporary file has been found in Python.

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language.

Zack Weinberg discovered that os._execvpe from os.py in Python 2.2.1 and
earlier creates temporary files with predictable names. This could permit
local users to execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack

All users should upgrade to these errata packages which include a patch to
python 1.5.2 to correct this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-048.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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