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Security Advisory - Python before 2.5.3 - CVE-2008-1679

Released: Jun 11, 2008     Updated: Jun 11, 2008


Multiple integer overflows in imageop.c in Python before 2.5.3 allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted images that trigger heap-based buffer overflows. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-4965. IDENTIFIER = WIND00122686

Product Version

Linux Platforms 2.0, Linux Platforms 1.x


Installation Notes

Installation Notes for 2.0 for 1.4 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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