Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title Python: Buffer overflow
Name GLSA-201811-02 First vendor Publication 2018-11-09
Vendor Gentoo Last vendor Modification 2018-11-09
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 6.8 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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A buffer overflow in Python might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.


Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.


A buffer overflow vulnerability have been discovered in Python. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker, in special situations such as function as a service, could violate a trust boundary and cause a Denial of Service condition.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Python users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/python-2.7.15"


[ 1 ] CVE-2018-1000030 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-1000030


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:


Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201811-02.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
50 % CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write (CWE/SANS Top 25)
50 % CWE-416 Use After Free

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 83
Os 4

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2018-11-09 Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201811-02.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-08-17 Name : The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.
File : PhotonOS_PHSA-2018-1_0-0125.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-07-24 Name : The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.
File : PhotonOS_PHSA-2018-2_0-0037.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-05-02 Name : The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.
File : EulerOS_SA-2018-1078.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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Date Informations
2018-11-09 05:17:27
  • First insertion