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CVE-2006-4980 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/10/2006      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SGI 20061001-01-P External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200610-07 External Source SECTRACK 1017019 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1197 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1198 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:181 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:025 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0713 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0629 External Source BUGTRAQ 20061011 rPSA-2006-0187-1 idle python External Source BUGTRAQ 20070110 VMware ESX server security updates External Source BID 20376 External Source UBUNTU USN-359-1 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3940 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-5131 External Source CONFIRM External Source XF python-repr-bo(29408) External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10789

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