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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-1000158: Python: Buffer overflow

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-1000158: Python: Buffer overflow

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/17/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/03/2018
Modified
10/01/2018

Description

CPython (aka Python) up to 2.7.13 is vulnerable to an integer overflow in the PyString_DecodeEscape function in stringobject.c, resulting in heap-based buffer overflow (and possible arbitrary code execution)

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-dev-lang-python

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