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Mandriva: 2014:135: python Print E-mail
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Mandrake Updated python and python-simplejson package fixes security vulnerability Python are susceptible to arbitrary process memory reading by a user or adversary due to a bug in the _json module caused by insufficient [More...]
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2014:135
 http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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 Package : python
 Date    : July 10, 2014
 Affected: Business Server 1.0
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 Problem Description:

 Updated python and python-simplejson package fixes security
 vulnerability
 
 Python are susceptible to arbitrary process memory reading by a user
 or adversary due to a bug in the _json module caused by insufficient
 bounds checking. The bug is caused by allowing the user to supply a
 negative value that is used an an array index, causing the scanstring
 function to access process memory outside of the string it is intended
 to access (CVE-2014-4616).
 
 This issue also affected the python-simplejson package, which has
 been patched to fix the bug.
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 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-4616
 http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0285.html
 http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0286.html
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 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
 d9dc3e344912fe13ca0abaac75f1a2bc  mbs1/x86_64/lib64python2.7-2.7.3-4.7.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 d95379dfaf5a4c1c4b866b1ed4508cc6  mbs1/x86_64/lib64python-devel-2.7.3-4.7.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 9afec1ffb70517b2d0ee7e7000f71db4  mbs1/x86_64/python-2.7.3-4.7.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 6f4db8fc759094286f4c2f091e3c836a  mbs1/x86_64/python-docs-2.7.3-4.7.mbs1.noarch.rpm
 47ac5e01908c8e338c5c57ea8b289f0a  mbs1/x86_64/python-simplejson-2.3.3-2.1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 6220ae202c1e8a36ee0247dbd6c562b0  mbs1/x86_64/tkinter-2.7.3-4.7.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 190dd1f702c49cec2f19dc318194f5c8  mbs1/x86_64/tkinter-apps-2.7.3-4.7.mbs1.x86_64.rpm 
 170ddde5f118f76a595ff5c7956cd9b0  mbs1/SRPMS/python-2.7.3-4.7.mbs1.src.rpm
 572c8374b57cfc16727897b8a959222d  mbs1/SRPMS/python-simplejson-2.3.3-2.1.mbs1.src.rpm
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 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/advisories/

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
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