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    Debian: New python2.4 packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date 22 Oct 2006
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1197-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
    October 22nd, 2006            
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    Package        : python2.4
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local(remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2006-4980
    Debian Bug     : 391589
    Benjamin C. Wiley Sittler discovered that the repr() of the Python 
    interpreter allocates insufficient memory when parsing UCS-4 Unicode
    strings, which might lead to execution of arbitrary code through
    a buffer overflow.
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4.1-2sarge1. Due to build problems this update lacks fixed
    packages for the m68k architecture. Once they are sorted out, binaries
    for m68k will be released.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4.4-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your Python 2.4 packages.
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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      Source archives:
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      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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