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<glsa id="200409-03">
<title>Python 2.2: Buffer overflow in getaddrinfo()</title>
Python 2.2 has a vulnerability in DNS handling when IPV6 is disabled and a
malformed IPV6 address is encountered by getaddrinfo().
<product type="ebuild">Python</product>
<announced>September 02, 2004</announced>
<revised>September 02, 2004: 01</revised>
<package name="dev-lang/python" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.2.2</unaffected>
<unaffected range="lt">2.2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.2.2</vulnerable>
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, cross-platform
programming language.
If IPV6 is disabled in Python 2.2, getaddrinfo() is not able to handle IPV6
DNS requests properly and a buffer overflow occurs.
<impact type="high">
An attacker can execute arbitrary code as the user running python.
Users with IPV6 enabled are not affected by this vulnerability.
All Python 2.2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=dev-lang/python-2.2.2"
# emerge ">=dev-lang/python-2.2.2"</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2004-0150</uri>
<uri link="">OSVDB:4172</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 31 Aug 2004 22:51:44 +0000">