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[GLSA-200610-07] Python: Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Python: Buffer Overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200610-07
(Python: Buffer Overflow)
Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler discovered a buffer overflow in Python's
"repr()" function when handling UTF-32/UCS-4 encoded strings.
If a Python application processes attacker-supplied data with the
"repr()" function, this could potentially lead to the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the affected application or a
Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Python users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/python-2.4.3-r4"
Threat Level: Medium
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