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RHSA-2003-048: python Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the python packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

An insecure use of a temporary file has been found in Python.

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming

Zack Weinberg discovered that os._execvpe from in Python 2.2.1 and
earlier creates temporary files with predictable names. This could allow
local users to execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack

All users should upgrade to these errata packages which include a patch to
python 1.5.2 to correct this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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