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rPSA-2006-0187-1 idle python
From: rPath Update Announcements <announce-noreply () rpath com>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 20:54:22 -0400

rPath Security Advisory: 2006-0187-1
Published: 2006-10-10
Products: rPath Linux 1
Rating: Major
Exposure Level Classification:
    Indirect Deterministic Weakness
Updated Versions:
    idle=/conary.rpath.com () rpl:devel//1/2.4.1-20.7-1
    python=/conary.rpath.com () rpl:devel//1/2.4.1-20.7-1


    Previous versions of the python package have two weaknesses that
    may trigger vulnerabilities in programs that use python.  Any
    program that uses repr() on arbitrary unchecked user-supplied
    unicode strings was vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack and
    may be vulnerable to a privilege escalation or unauthorized
    access attack, depending on the context in which it is used.
    Additionally, some programs that use email.Utils may have
    vulnerabilities which could have been exposed by a weakness
    in parsing RFC 2231 headers in those previous versions.

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