Python getaddrinfo Function Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Solution:
Gentoo has released an advisory (GLSA 200409-03) and an updated eBuild to address this issue. Please see the referenced advisory for more information. Gentoo users can carry out the following commands to update their computer:

emerge sync
emerge -pv ">=dev-lang/python-2.2.2"
emerge ">=dev-lang/python-2.2.2"

Debian has released advisory DSA 458-1 to address this issue. Please see the referenced advisory for more information.

Debian has released advisory DSA 458-3 to address this issue. This fixes some reported problems with the fixes included in the original advisories. Please see the referenced advisory for further information.

Mandrake has released advisory MDKSA-2004:019 to address this issue. Please see the attached advisory for details on obtaining and applying fixes.

This issue has been addressed in Python 2.2.2 and later.


Python Software Foundation Python 2.2

Python Software Foundation Python 2.2.1


 

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