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Synopsis:          Moderate: python security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:1177-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:1177.html
Issue date:        2009-07-27
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-1679 CVE-2008-1721 CVE-2008-1887 
                   CVE-2008-2315 CVE-2008-3142 CVE-2008-3143 
                   CVE-2008-3144 CVE-2008-4864 CVE-2008-5031 
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1. Summary:

Updated python packages that fix multiple security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Description:

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

When the assert() system call was disabled, an input sanitization flaw was
revealed in the Python string object implementation that led to a buffer
overflow. The missing check for negative size values meant the Python
memory allocator could allocate less memory than expected. This could
result in arbitrary code execution with the Python interpreter's
privileges. (CVE-2008-1887)

Multiple buffer and integer overflow flaws were found in the Python Unicode
string processing and in the Python Unicode and string object
implementations. An attacker could use these flaws to cause a denial of
service (Python application crash). (CVE-2008-3142, CVE-2008-5031)

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in the Python imageop module. If
a Python application used the imageop module to process untrusted images,
it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary
code with the Python interpreter's privileges. (CVE-2008-1679,
CVE-2008-4864)

Multiple integer underflow and overflow flaws were found in the Python
snprintf() wrapper implementation. An attacker could use these flaws to
cause a denial of service (memory corruption). (CVE-2008-3144)

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in various Python modules. An
attacker could use these flaws to cause a denial of service (Python
application crash). (CVE-2008-2315, CVE-2008-3143)

An integer signedness error, leading to a buffer overflow, was found
in the Python zlib extension module. If a Python application requested
the negative byte count be flushed for a decompression stream, it could
cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
with the Python interpreter's privileges. (CVE-2008-1721)

Red Hat would like to thank David Remahl of the Apple Product Security team
for responsibly reporting the CVE-2008-1679 and CVE-2008-2315 issues.

All Python users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

441306 - CVE-2008-1679 python: imageop module integer overflows
442005 - CVE-2008-1721 python: integer signedness error in the zlib extension module
443810 - CVE-2008-1887 python: PyString_FromStringAndSize does not check for negative size values
454990 - CVE-2008-3142 python: Multiple buffer overflows in unicode processing
455008 - CVE-2008-2315 python: Multiple integer overflows in python core
455013 - CVE-2008-3143 python: Multiple integer overflows discovered by Google
455018 - CVE-2008-3144 python: Potential integer underflow and overflow in the PyOS_vsnprintf C API function
469656 - CVE-2008-4864 python: imageop module multiple integer overflows
470915 - CVE-2008-5031 python: stringobject, unicodeobject integer overflows

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:

i386:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm

ppc:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm

s390:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm

s390x:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:

i386:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:

i386:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:

i386:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm

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details on how to verify the signature are available from
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7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1679
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1721
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1887
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2315
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3142
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3143
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3144
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4864
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5031
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

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RedHat: RHSA-2009-1177:01 Moderate: python security update

Updated python packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Summary

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.
When the assert() system call was disabled, an input sanitization flaw was revealed in the Python string object implementation that led to a buffer overflow. The missing check for negative size values meant the Python memory allocator could allocate less memory than expected. This could result in arbitrary code execution with the Python interpreter's privileges. (CVE-2008-1887)
Multiple buffer and integer overflow flaws were found in the Python Unicode string processing and in the Python Unicode and string object implementations. An attacker could use these flaws to cause a denial of service (Python application crash). (CVE-2008-3142, CVE-2008-5031)
Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in the Python imageop module. If a Python application used the imageop module to process untrusted images, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the Python interpreter's privileges. (CVE-2008-1679, CVE-2008-4864)
Multiple integer underflow and overflow flaws were found in the Python snprintf() wrapper implementation. An attacker could use these flaws to cause a denial of service (memory corruption). (CVE-2008-3144)
Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in various Python modules. An attacker could use these flaws to cause a denial of service (Python application crash). (CVE-2008-2315, CVE-2008-3143)
An integer signedness error, leading to a buffer overflow, was found in the Python zlib extension module. If a Python application requested the negative byte count be flushed for a decompression stream, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the Python interpreter's privileges. (CVE-2008-1721)
Red Hat would like to thank David Remahl of the Apple Product Security team for responsibly reporting the CVE-2008-1679 and CVE-2008-2315 issues.
All Python users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.



Summary


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1679 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1721 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1887 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2315 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3142 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3143 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3144 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4864 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5031 http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Package List

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:
Source:
i386: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
ia64: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
ppc: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ppc.rpm
s390: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390.rpm
s390x: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.s390x.rpm
x86_64: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:
Source:
i386: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
x86_64: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:
Source:
i386: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
ia64: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
x86_64: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:
Source:
i386: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.i386.rpm
ia64: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.ia64.rpm
x86_64: python-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-debuginfo-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-devel-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-docs-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm python-tools-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm tkinter-2.3.4-14.7.el4_8.2.x86_64.rpm
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Severity
Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:1177-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009:1177.html
Issued Date: : 2009-07-27
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1679 CVE-2008-1721 CVE-2008-1887 CVE-2008-2315 CVE-2008-3142 CVE-2008-3143 CVE-2008-3144 CVE-2008-4864 CVE-2008-5031

Topic

Updated python packages that fix multiple security issues are now availablefor Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the RedHat Security Response Team.


Topic


 

Relevant Releases Architectures

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64


Bugs Fixed

441306 - CVE-2008-1679 python: imageop module integer overflows

442005 - CVE-2008-1721 python: integer signedness error in the zlib extension module

443810 - CVE-2008-1887 python: PyString_FromStringAndSize does not check for negative size values

454990 - CVE-2008-3142 python: Multiple buffer overflows in unicode processing

455008 - CVE-2008-2315 python: Multiple integer overflows in python core

455013 - CVE-2008-3143 python: Multiple integer overflows discovered by Google

455018 - CVE-2008-3144 python: Potential integer underflow and overflow in the PyOS_vsnprintf C API function

469656 - CVE-2008-4864 python: imageop module multiple integer overflows

470915 - CVE-2008-5031 python: stringobject, unicodeobject integer overflows


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