Updated Python packages are now available to correct a security issue.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.
An integer overflow flaw was found in Python's PCRE library that could be
triggered by a maliciously crafted regular expression. On systems that
accept arbitrary regular expressions from untrusted users, this could be
exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application
using the library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
assigned the name CVE-2005-2491 to this issue.
Users of Python should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue.