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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.57539
Category:Debian Local Security Checks
Title:Debian Security Advisory DSA 1198-1 (python2.3)
Summary:Debian Security Advisory DSA 1198-1 (python2.3)
Description: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.

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.

Solution:
http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201198-1
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-4980
Bugtraq: 20061011 rPSA-2006-0187-1 idle python (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/448244/100/100/threaded
Bugtraq: 20070110 VMware ESX server security updates (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/456546/100/200/threaded
Debian Security Information: DSA-1197 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1197
Debian Security Information: DSA-1198 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1198
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-07.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:181
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0713.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0629.html
SGI Security Advisory: 20061001-01-P
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061001-01-P.asc
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:025 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_25_sr.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-359-1
BugTraq ID: 20376
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20376
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10789
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3940
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5131
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017019
http://secunia.com/advisories/22276
http://secunia.com/advisories/22303
http://secunia.com/advisories/22357
http://secunia.com/advisories/22297
http://secunia.com/advisories/22358
http://secunia.com/advisories/22379
http://secunia.com/advisories/22448
http://secunia.com/advisories/22512
http://secunia.com/advisories/22531
http://secunia.com/advisories/22639
http://secunia.com/advisories/22487
http://secunia.com/advisories/23680
http://secunia.com/advisories/31492
XForce ISS Database: python-repr-bo(29408)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/29408
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2006 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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