RHSA-2003:048 - Security Advisory
python security update
Security Advisory: Low
An insecure use of a temporary file has been found in Python.
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
Zack Weinberg discovered that os._execvpe from os.py in Python 2.2.1 and
earlier creates temporary files with predictable names. This could allow
local users to execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack
All users should upgrade to these errata packages which include a patch to
python 1.5.2 to correct this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
Please note that this update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red
Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- BZ - 77253 - An insecure use of a temporary file has been found in Python.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2