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Python 'socket.recvfrom_into' Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Mar14 (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with Python and is prone to buffer overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

Flaw is due to a boundary error within the 'sock_recvfrom_into' function.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Python version 2.5 before 2.7.7 and 3.x before 3.3.4

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Python version 2.7.7, 3.3.4 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)