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RHSA-2006-0713: python Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the python packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated Python packages are now available to correct a security issue in
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming

A flaw was discovered in the way that the Python repr() function handled
UTF-32/UCS-4 strings. If an application written in Python used the repr()
function on untrusted data, this could lead to a denial of service or
possibly allow the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the
Python application. (CVE-2006-4980)

In addition, this errata fixes a regression in the SimpleXMLRPCServer
backport for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 that was introduced with

Users of Python should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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