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Debian Security Advisory DSA 458-1 (python2.2)

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 python2.2 announced via advisory DSA 458-1.

Insight

Insight

Sebastian Schmidt discovered a buffer overflow bug in Python's getaddrinfo function, which could allow an IPv6 address, supplied by a remote attacker via DNS, to overwrite memory on the stack. This bug only exists in python 2.2 and 2.2.1, and only when IPv6 support is disabled. The python2.2 package in Debian woody meets these conditions (the 'python' package does not). For the stable distribution (woody), this bug has been fixed in version 2.2.1-4.3. The unstable distribution (sid) is not affected by this bug. We recommend that you update your python2.2 package.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20458-1

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