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CESA-2003:048: python security update

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CESA-2003:048: python security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/04/2002
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

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

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. Zack Weinberg discovered that os._execvpe from os.py 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(s)

  • centos-upgrade-python
  • centos-upgrade-python-devel
  • centos-upgrade-python-docs
  • centos-upgrade-python-tools
  • centos-upgrade-tkinter

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