Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0285

Updated python & python3 packages fix two vulnerabilities

Publication date: 08 Jul 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4
CVE: CVE-2014-4616 , CVE-2014-4650

Description

Updated python and python3 packages fix security vulnerabilities:

Python 2 and 3 are susceptible to arbitrary process memory reading by a user
or adversary due to a bug in the _json module caused by insufficient bounds
checking. The bug is caused by allowing the user to supply a negative value
that is used an an array index, causing the scanstring function to access
process memory outside of the string it is intended to access
(CVE-2014-4616).

The CGIHTTPServer Python module does not properly handle URL-encoded path
separators in URLs. This may enable attackers to disclose a CGI script's
source code or execute arbitrary scripts in the server's document root
(CVE-2014-4650).
                

References

SRPMS

4/core

3/core