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Security update for Python

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(Last modified: 12DEC2007)


solutions Security update for Python SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d52565d12f4ee4513d2a2c9fa0623cf2)

Applies to

Package: python
python-curses
python-demo
python-devel
python-doc
python-doc-pdf
python-gdbm
python-korean
python-mpz
python-nothreads
python-tk
python-tkinter
python-xml
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-12012
Release: 20071212
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Python contains a copy of the pcre library. Specially crafted regular expressions could lead to a buffer overflow in the pcre library. Applications using pcre to process regular expressions from untrusted sources could therefore potentially be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2005-2491, CVE-2006-7228).

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh python.rpm python-curses.rpm python-demo.rpm python-devel.rpm python-doc.rpm python-doc-pdf.rpm python-gdbm.rpm python-korean.rpm python-mpz.rpm python-nothreads.rpm python-tk.rpm python-tkinter.rpm python-xml.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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