Vulnerability Details

Python Multiple Vulnerabilities (Linux)

Published: 2008-08-22 08:29:01
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary:
The host is installed Python, which is prone to multiple vulnerabilities. This NVT has been replaced by various LSCs.

Technical Details:
The flaws exist due to integer overflow in, - hashlib module, which can lead to an unreliable cryptographic digest results. - the processing of unicode strings. - the PyOS_vsnprintf() function on architectures that do not have a vsnprintf() function. - the PyOS_vsnprintf() function when passing zero-length strings can lead to memory corruption.

Affected Versions:
Python 2.5.2 and prior on Linux (All).

Recommendations:
Fix is available in the SVN repository.

Impact:
Successful exploitation could potentially causes attackers to execute arbitrary code or create a denial of service condition.

Detection Type:
Executable

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2315
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2316
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3142
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3143
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3144

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30491

References:

http://bugs.python.org/issue2588
http://bugs.python.org/issue2589
http://bugs.python.org/issue2620
http://svn.python.org

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2008-08-22
Modified
2018-11-22
Category
Buffer overflow

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