Multiple vulnerabilities in Python may allow for the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||dev-lang/python on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.5.2-r6|
|Unaffected versions||revision >= 2.4.4-r14, >= 2.5.2-r6, revision >= 2.4.6|
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Python:
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities in Python applications or daemons that pass user-controlled input to vulnerable functions. Exploitation might lead to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service. Vulnerabilities within the hashlib might lead to weakened cryptographic protection of data integrity or authenticity.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Python 2.4 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/python-2.4.4-r14"
All Python 2.5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/python-2.5.2-r6"
Please note that Python 2.3 is masked since June 24, and we will not be releasing updates to it. It will be removed from the tree in the near future.