Python: Buffer overflow — GLSA 201811-02

A buffer overflow in Python might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

dev-lang/python on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.7.15
Unaffected versions >= 2.7.15

Background

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

Description

A buffer overflow vulnerability have been discovered in Python. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, in special situations such as function as a service, could violate a trust boundary and cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Python users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/python-2.7.15"
 

References

Release Date
November 09, 2018

Latest Revision
November 09, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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