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Debian: New python2.3 packages fix arbitrary code execution

An integer overflow with a subsequent buffer overflow has been detected in PCRE, the Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library, which allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code, and is also present in Python. Exploiting this vulnerability requires an attacker to specify the used regular expression. Fixed packages are available from .
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 821-1                                        Martin Schulze
September 28th, 2005          
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Package        : python2.3
Vulnerability  : integer overflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2491
BugTraq ID     : 14620
Debian Bug     : 324531

An integer overflow with a subsequent buffer overflow has been detected
in PCRE, the Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library, which allows
an attacker to execute arbitrary code, and is also present in Python.
Exploiting this vulnerability requires an attacker to specify the used
regular expression.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain python2.3 packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.5-3sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.5-8.

We recommend that you upgrade your python2.3 packages.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  2351981 7e1a2c22a67933614ae542df35b3acb5
      Size/MD5 checksum:  8512566 9c35e5ca3c487e1c1f70f2fb1ccbfffe

  Architecture independent components:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  2859596 854e1efeddbe977279de799b251a8888
      Size/MD5 checksum:   512922 39616088287ba21d40668128023dd4eb

  Alpha architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  1754306 e38df20cc079ea0136dc466cb0d4ddcf
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    31240 97a090aa2a0615471f7cfa6a003e474e
      Size/MD5 checksum:   110618 7b929ad7408161e72ff494fdd91f4d5c

  AMD64 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:   109686 43f9cbc02557f8ec84c6b5fa0255957f

  ARM architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:   107422 a91658f445c4625b85a96eb624180b07

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    30734 5fcd7972c7cdb88ba861570d200d1373
      Size/MD5 checksum:   107718 93b3439f064954d9b9a7734418f25945

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  2418656 f5095a4c0e64c40df5835dd39feb4b53
      Size/MD5 checksum:    29250 cf50a7f65b150c20ee3cc01896d76faf
      Size/MD5 checksum:    37324 00a7d379871edaa77d3d3d5127557405
      Size/MD5 checksum:   119882 c1c22e8a7fc81cee8b69cc8e69177733

  HP Precision architecture:
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  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    26480 d6c586100796c29844c68d8a7f142f8e
      Size/MD5 checksum:    29928 47654db712fc8c407cf2bcec667b6f4c
      Size/MD5 checksum:   107350 bbeda7026257db6542d759836c5ea657

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    31016 e6f5a98ac27b1a490bc6a83e6eb60047
      Size/MD5 checksum:   107168 9bdc576c77d0df3bb44791728c873487

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  1698196 9b2a5bac079a0852d8b1a1c9b935f006
      Size/MD5 checksum:    26708 40128db94333954fa097b22a12e3bb94
      Size/MD5 checksum:    30976 7ae310f8fd1a36608a071ca3ddaa82dc
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  PowerPC architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  1709096 de765af43abb979be6890ba992fd5e93
      Size/MD5 checksum:    28488 1a1fd9f26106641fa8483b3eea5c77e0
      Size/MD5 checksum:    32870 4c222048fe64f6d19f970c05a692ec3c
      Size/MD5 checksum:   110322 41e8198a07581a3a24578da3f52c3293

  IBM S/390 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    27582 2c799b90959cbd69a79f56a567bba4d0
      Size/MD5 checksum:    32334 fdd2e66b7deb14c1420ea2f049309c16
      Size/MD5 checksum:   111940 4b7fb0eb4f410866bd9acf79bf08861f

  Sun Sparc architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  1667050 28cf9751961eba5ff4dfb47ff8910a89
      Size/MD5 checksum:    26822 94e6d6084772d367e349cba332a4a19b
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      Size/MD5 checksum:   109600 957cab76890ca1f6a96b9a3474fff17c

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux)


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