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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0197

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2006:0197.

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

An integer overflow flaw was found in Python's PCRE library that could be
triggered by a maliciously crafted regular expression. On systems that
accept arbitrary regular expressions from untrusted users, this could be
exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application
using the library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
assigned the name CVE-2005-2491 to this issue.

Users of Python should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 15647
BugTraq ID: 14620
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2491
Debian Security Information: DSA-800 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-817 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-819 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-821 (Google Search)
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBMA02159
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBOV02683
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBUX02074
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT051251
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT061238
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT090208
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2006.10
SGI Security Advisory: 20060401-01-U
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:048 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:049 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:051 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:052 (Google Search)
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