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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2010:132)

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in python : Multiple integer overflows in audioop.c in the audioop module in Ptthon allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a large fragment, as demonstrated by a call to audioop.lin2lin with a long string in the first argument, leading to a buffer overflow. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2008-3143.5 (CVE-2010-1634). The audioop module in Python does not verify the relationships between size arguments and byte string lengths, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via crafted arguments, as demonstrated by a call to audioop.reverse with a one-byte string, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-1634 (CVE-2010-2089). Packages for 2008.0 and 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance Program. Please visit this link to learn more: http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149&products_id=4 90 The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


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