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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200802-10 ] Python: PCRE Integer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Python: PCRE Integer overflow (GLSA 200802-10)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 23, 2008
Bug(s): #198373
ID: 200802-10

Synopsis


A vulnerability within Python's copy of PCRE might lead to the execution of
arbitrary code.


Background


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


Affected Packages

Package: dev-lang/python
Vulnerable: < 2.3.6-r4
Unaffected: >= 2.3.6-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Python 2.3 includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to an integer
overflow vulnerability, leading to a buffer overflow.


Impact


An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by tricking a vulnerable
Python application to compile a regular expressions, which could
possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service
or the disclosure of sensitive information.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Python 2.3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/python-2.3.6-r4"


References

CVE-2006-7228
GLSA 200711-30


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