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454990: CVE-2008-3142 python: Multiple buffer overflows in unicode processing

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple buffer overflows in Python 2.5.2 and earlier on 32bit platforms allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or have unspecified other impact via a long string that leads to incorrect memory allocation during Unicode string processing, related to the unicode_resize function and the PyMem_RESIZE macro.

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (python) RHSA-2009:1178 2009-07-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (python) RHSA-2009:1177 2009-07-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (python) RHSA-2009:1176 2009-07-27
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