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Python < 2.7.7, 3.2.x < 3.2.6, 3.3.x < 3.3.6, 3.4.x < 3.4.1 JSONDecoder.raw_decode (bpo-21529) - Linux

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

1 year ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

Python is prone to a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

An Array index error in the scanstring function in the _json module in Python and simplejson before 2.6.1 allows context-dependent attackers to read arbitrary process memory via a negative index value in the idx argument to the raw_decode function.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Python prior to version 2.7.7, versions 3.2.x prior to 3.2.6, 3.3.x prior to 3.3.6 and 3.4.x prior to 3.4.1.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Update to version 2.7.7, 3.2.6, 3.3.6, 3.4.1 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)