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<glsa id="200610-07">
<title>Python: Buffer Overflow</title>
A buffer overflow in Python's "repr()" function can be exploited to cause a
Denial of Service and potentially allows the execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">python</product>
<announced>October 17, 2006</announced>
<revised>February 26, 2007: 03</revised>
<package name="dev-lang/python" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.4.3-r4</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">2.3.5-r3</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">2.3.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.4.3-r4</vulnerable>
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, cross-platform
programming language.
Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler discovered a buffer overflow in Python's
"repr()" function when handling UTF-32/UCS-4 encoded strings.
<impact type="normal">
If a Python application processes attacker-supplied data with the
"repr()" function, this could potentially lead to the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the affected application or a
Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Python users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-lang/python-2.4.3-r4&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2006-4980</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 27 Sep 2006 19:59:22 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 13 Oct 2006 14:44:47 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 16 Oct 2006 09:21:34 +0000">