Updated python packages that fix several security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
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
An integer overflow flaw was discovered in the way Python's pcre module
handled certain regular expressions. If a Python application used the pcre
module to compile and execute untrusted regular expressions, it may be
possible to cause the application to crash, or allow arbitrary code
execution with the privileges of the Python interpreter. (CVE-2006-7228)
A flaw was discovered in the strxfrm() function of Python's locale module.
Strings generated by this function were not properly NULL-terminated. This
may possibly cause disclosure of data stored in the memory of a Python
application using this function. (CVE-2007-2052)
Multiple integer overflow flaws were discovered in Python's imageop module.
If an application written in Python used the imageop module to process
untrusted images, it could cause the application to crash, enter an
infinite loop, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the Python interpreter. (CVE-2007-4965)
Users of Python are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.