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Security advisory - Python - CVE-2008-1887

Released: Sep 10, 2008     Updated: Sep 10, 2008

Description

Python 2.5.2 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via multiple vectors that cause a negative size value to provided to the PyString_FromStringAndSize function, which allocates less memory than expected when assert() is disabled and triggers a buffer overflow.

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1887 IDENTIFIER = WIND00122602


Product Version

Linux Platforms 2.0, Linux Platforms 1.x

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Installation Notes

Installation Notes

WIND00124672.zip is for 1.4
WIND00124673.zip is for 1.5
WIND00132382.zip is for 2.0

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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