A buffer overflow in Python might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||dev-lang/python on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.7.14|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.7.14|
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.
A buffer overflow was discovered in Python’s PyString_DecodeEscape function in stringobject.c.
Remote attackers, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted file, could execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Python 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/python-2.7.14:2.7"
May 02, 2018
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