CVE-2008-1887

high
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Description

Python 2.5.2 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via multiple vectors that cause a negative size value to be provided to the PyString_FromStringAndSize function, which allocates less memory than expected when assert() is disabled and triggers a buffer overflow.

References

http://bugs.python.org/issue2587

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Feb/msg00000.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/29889

http://secunia.com/advisories/30872

http://secunia.com/advisories/31255

http://secunia.com/advisories/31365

http://secunia.com/advisories/31518

http://secunia.com/advisories/31687

http://secunia.com/advisories/33937

http://secunia.com/advisories/37471

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-01.xml

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438

http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0122

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1551

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1620

http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=InfoDocument-patchbuilder-readme5032900

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/490776

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/506056/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28749

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-632-1

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41944

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10407

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8624

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-04-18

Updated: 2018-10-11

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 9.3

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:1.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:1.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 2.5.2 (inclusive)

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_alpha_1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_alpha_2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_beta_1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_beta_2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_beta_3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_final:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_release_candidate_1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_release_candidate_2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (23 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89117VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2009-0016) (remote check)NessusMisc.
critical
67898Oracle Linux 3 : python (ELSA-2009-1178)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
67897Oracle Linux 4 : python (ELSA-2009-1177)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
67896Oracle Linux 5 : python (ELSA-2009-1176)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
60625Scientific Linux Security Update : python for SL 4.x on i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
critical
60624Scientific Linux Security Update : python for SL 3.0.x on i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
critical
60622Scientific Linux Security Update : python for SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
critical
43771CentOS 5 : python (CESA-2009:1176)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
critical
42870VMSA-2009-0016 : VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issues in third party components.NessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
medium
41229SuSE9 Security Update : Python (YOU Patch Number 12215)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
40402RHEL 3 : python (RHSA-2009:1178)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
40401RHEL 4 : python (RHSA-2009:1177)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
40400RHEL 5 : python (RHSA-2009:1176)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
40394CentOS 3 : python (CESA-2009:1178)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
critical
40115openSUSE Security Update : python (python-128)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
37899Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python (MDVSA-2008:085)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
35684Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2009-001)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
33924openSUSE 10 Security Update : python (python-5491)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
33923SuSE 10 Security Update : Python (ZYPP Patch Number 5490)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
33807Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : python2.4, python2.5 vulnerabilities (USN-632-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
33740Debian DSA-1620-1 : python2.5 - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
33421GLSA-200807-01 : Python: Multiple integer overflowsNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
32006Debian DSA-1551-1 : python2.4 - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high