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Security Advisory - Python 2.5.2 and earlier ones - CVE-2008-1721

Released: Apr 25, 2008     Updated: Apr 25, 2008


Integer signedness error in the zlib extension module in Python 2.5.2 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a negative signed integer, which triggers insufficient memory allocation and a buffer overflow. IDENTIFIER = WIND00121223

Product Version

Linux Platforms 2.0


Installation Notes

Installation Notes for 2.0 for 1.4
WIND00125162,zip for 1.5

1. Unzip the patch under [install_dir]/updates

2. Install the patch CD by entering the patch CD directory and run setup_linux.

3. This is a source only patch so you will have to build the kernel

4. Issue a make fs and make the kernel in a configured directory.

5. Upload the kernel and rootfs into the target and boot it up.

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