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CVE-2006-4980

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Overview

Buffer overflow in the repr function in Python 2.3 through 2.6 before 20060822 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted wide character UTF-32/UCS-4 strings to certain scripts.

Related Files

VMware Security Advisory 2007-0001
Posted Jan 13, 2007
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory - The VMware ESX server has new patches released that address a slew of security issues.

tags | advisory
advisories | CVE-2006-3589, CVE-2006-2937, CVE-2006-2940, CVE-2006-3738, CVE-2006-4339, CVE-2006-4343, CVE-2006-4980
SHA-256 | dc4dfe67a9b27831f0fffe3d8c6400d518a4c37b965e985d23a76ba126eb8357
Ubuntu Security Notice 359-1
Posted Oct 12, 2006
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 359-1 - Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler discovered that Python's repr() function did not properly handle UTF-32/UCS-4 strings. If an application uses repr() on arbitrary untrusted data, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the python application.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, python
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2006-4980
SHA-256 | 2eb7fa2cb5920c9d4ed29a10526a2cfe2e716856cddd8055969438f9b68b41ea
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