Advisories ยป MGASA-2021-0064

Updated python and python3 packages fix security vulnerability

Publication date: 04 Feb 2021
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 7
CVE: CVE-2021-3177


A flaw was found in python. A stack-based buffer overflow was discovered in the
ctypes module provided within Python. Applications that use ctypes without
carefully validating the input passed to it may be vulnerable to this flaw,
which would allow an attacker to overflow a buffer on the stack and crash the
application. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system
availability (CVE-2021-3177).