[ GLSA 201811-02 ] Python: Buffer overflow


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201811-02
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Python: Buffer overflow
Date: November 09, 2018
Bugs: #647862
ID: 201811-02

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Synopsis

A buffer overflow in Python might allow remote attackers to cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Background

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language.

Affected packages

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-lang/python 2.7.15

Description

A buffer overflow vulnerability have been discovered in Python. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, in special situations such as function as a service,
could violate a trust boundary and cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Python users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>dev-lang/python-2.7.15″

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2018-1000030
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-1000030

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-02

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users’ machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons – Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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