rPSA-2009-0122-1 idle python

rPath Security Advisory: 2009-0122-1
Published: 2009-08-24
Products:
    rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 1
    rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 2
    rPath Linux 1
    rPath Linux 2

Rating: Major
Exposure Level Classification:
    Deterministic Weakness
Updated Versions:
    idle=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1/2.4.1-20.18-1
    idle=conary.rpath.com@rpl:2/2.4.4-41.3-1
    python=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1/2.4.1-20.18-1
    python=conary.rpath.com@rpl:2/2.4.4-41.3-1

rPath Issue Tracking System:
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-3111

References:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1887

Description:
    A weakness in Pythons PyString_FromStringAndSize function in
    previous versions of the python package makes some python programs
    vulnerable to various attacks, including unauthorized code execution.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0122

Copyright 2009 rPath, Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.rpath.com/permanent/mit-license.html