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Secunia Security Advisory 30872

Secunia Security Advisory 30872
Posted Jul 1, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Gentoo has issued an update for python. This fixes some security issues, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), or to compromise a vulnerable system.

tags | advisory, denial of service, python
systems | linux, gentoo
MD5 | 1d7900d444b2d0319ec1517475d8747f

Secunia Security Advisory 30872

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TITLE:
Gentoo update for python

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA30872

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/30872/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Exposure of sensitive information, DoS, System access

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Gentoo Linux 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/339/

DESCRIPTION:
Gentoo has issued an update for python. This fixes some security
issues, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to
disclose sensitive information, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), or
to compromise a vulnerable system.

For more information:
SA29889

SOLUTION:
Python 2.3 users:
Update to "dev-lang/python-2.3.6-r6" or later.

Python 2.4 users:
Update to "dev-lang/python-2.4.4-r13" or later.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200807-01.xml

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA29889:
http://secunia.com/advisories/29889/

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About:
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vulnerabilities.

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