Sebastian Schmidt has discovered a vulnerability in Python, potentially allowing malicious people to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The problem is that the "getaddrinfo()" function contains a boundary error in the handling of certain IPv6 responses. This can potentially be exploited by malicious people by sending a maliciously crafted response from a DNS server.
The vulnerability affects Python versions 2.2 through 2.2.2 configured without IPv6 support.
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Subject: Python DNS Response Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
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