Joined: 12 May 2004
|Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201805-02 ] Python
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Python: Buffer overflow (GLSA 201805-02)
A buffer overflow in Python might allow remote attackers to execute
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
Vulnerable: < 2.7.14
Unaffected: >= 2.7.14
Architectures: All supported architectures
A buffer overflow was discovered in Python’s PyString_DecodeEscape
function in stringobject.c.
Remote attackers, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted
file, could execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Python 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/python-2.7.14:2.7"