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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1198-1 (python2.3)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to python2.3 announced via advisory DSA 1198-1. Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler discovered that the repr() of the Python interpreter allocates insufficient memory when parsing UCS-4 Unicode strings, which might lead to execution of arbitrary code through a buffer overflow.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.5-3sarge2. Due to build problems this update lacks fixed packages for the Alpha and Sparc architectures. Once they are sorted out, fixed binaries will be released. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.5-16. We recommend that you upgrade your Python 2.3 packages. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201198-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)