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Python < 2.7.4, 3.2.x < 3.2.4 Vulnerability in the utf-16 decoder after error handling (bpo-14579) - Linux

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.4

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

1 year ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

Python is prone to a vulnerability in the UTF-16 decoder.

Insight

Insight

The utf-16 decoder in Python does not update the aligned_end variable after calling the unicode_decode_call_errorhandler function, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (process memory) or cause a denial of service (DoS) (memory corruption and crash) via unspecified vectors.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Python prior to version 2.7.4 and 3.2.x prior to 3.2.4.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Update to version 2.7.4, 3.2.4 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)