Vulnerability Details

Python < 3.6.13, 3.7.x < 3.7.10, 3.8.x < 3.8.7, 3.9.x < 3.9.1 Python Issue (bpo-41944) - Mac OS X

Published: 2021-09-11 08:50:32
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:



severity_date=2021-06-29 15:15:00 +0000 (Tue, 29 Jun 2021)

Detection Type:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Python is prone to a remote code execution vulnerability.

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

Technical Details:
By default, the tests are not run with network resources enabled and so the Python test suite is safe. But if the Python test suite is run explicitly with the 'network' resource enabled (-u network or -u all command line option), the CJK codecs tests of the Python test suite run eval() on content received via HTTP from

If an attacker can compromise the server, they gain arbitrary code execution on all buildbots. If an attacker has control over the network connection of a machine running the Python test suite, they gain arbitrary code execution there.

Affected Versions:
Python prior to version 3.6.13, versions 3.7.x prior to 3.7.10, 3.8.x prior to 3.8.7 and 3.9.x prior to 3.9.1.

Update to version 3.6.13, 3.7.10, 3.8.7, 3.9.1 or later.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


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