Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208166
CVE-2006-4980 repr unicode buffer overflow
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #208162 +++
A bug in the way python's repr function handles certain unicode objects. repr
mistakenly assumes that all unicode characters will be 6 characters in length
(UTF-16) when it is possible for some strings to use wide characters (UTF-32) to
overflow a buffer.
There is more information in the Ubuntu bug:
and the upstream bug:
python-2.4.3-9.FC5 has been pushed for fc5, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.