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RHSA-2006:0713: python security update

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RHSA-2006:0713: python security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/10/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/12/2006
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

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 language. 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 privileges 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 RHSA-2005:109. Users of Python should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

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

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