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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.800056
Category:Buffer overflow
Title:Python Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities (Win)
Summary:Check for the version of Python
Description:

Overview: This host has Python installed and is prone to integer overflow
vulnerability.

Vulnerability Insight:
The flaw exists due the the way it handles large integer values in the
tabsize arguments as input to expandtabs methods (string_expandtabs and
nicode_expandtabs) in stringobject.c and unicodeobject.c.

Impact:
Remote exploitation will allow execution of arbitrary code via large number
of integer values to modules.

Impact Level: Application

Affected Software/OS:
Python 2.5.2 on Windows.

Fix: Upgrade to Python 2.5.5 or later.
For updates refer to http://www.python.org/
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-5031
Bugtraq: 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/05/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/05/3
http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2008-008.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Feb/msg00000.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200907-16.xml
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11280
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8564
http://secunia.com/advisories/33937
http://secunia.com/advisories/35750
http://secunia.com/advisories/37471
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
XForce ISS Database: python-expandtabs-integer-overflow(46612)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/46612
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2008 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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