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CVE-2006-4980

Impact: Important
Public: 2006-08-16
Bugzilla: 430641: CVE-2006-4980 python repr unicode buffer overflow

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the repr function in Python 2.3 through 2.6 before 20060822 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted wide character UTF-32/UCS-4 strings to certain scripts.

Find out more about CVE-2006-4980 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (python) RHSA-2006:0713 October 09, 2006
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (python) RHSA-2006:0713 October 09, 2006
Red Hat Satellite 5.0 (RHEL v.4 AS) RHSA-2008:0264 May 20, 2008
Red Hat Satellite 5.1 (RHEL v.4 AS) RHSA-2008:0629 August 13, 2008
Red Hat Satellite v 4.2 (RHEL v.3 AS) RHSA-2008:0525 June 30, 2008
Red Hat Satellite v 4.2 (RHEL v.4 AS) RHSA-2008:0525 June 30, 2008

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