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[DSA821] DSA-821-1 python2.3 Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
An integer overflow with a subsequent buffer overflow has been detected
in PCRE, the Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library, which allows
a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code, and is also present in Python.
Exploiting this vulnerability requires a possible hacker to specify the used
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain python2.3 packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your python2.3 packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-821
Threat Level: High
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