The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Integer overflow in _hashopenssl.c in the hashlib module in Python 2.5.2 and earlier might allow context-dependent attackers to defeat cryptographic digests, related to "partial hashlib hashing of data exceeding 4GB."
Find out more about CVE-2008-2316 from the
MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of python as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. Affected module was only introduced upstream in python 2.5.