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Python Elementtree Denial of Service Vulnerability (Mac OS X)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is running Python and is prone to denial of service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists because Python's elementtree C accelerator fails to initialise Expat's hash salt during initialization

Affected Software

Affected Software

Python versions 3.7, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4 and 2.7 Mac OS X

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Update to version 2.7.16, 3.6.7, 3.7.1 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)