CVE-2023-23931

medium

Description

cryptography is a package designed to expose cryptographic primitives and recipes to Python developers. In affected versions `Cipher.update_into` would accept Python objects which implement the buffer protocol, but provide only immutable buffers. This would allow immutable objects (such as `bytes`) to be mutated, thus violating fundamental rules of Python and resulting in corrupted output. This now correctly raises an exception. This issue has been present since `update_into` was originally introduced in cryptography 1.8.

References

https://github.com/pyca/cryptography/pull/8230/commits/94a50a9731f35405f0357fa5f3b177d46a726ab3

https://github.com/pyca/cryptography/security/advisories/GHSA-w7pp-m8wf-vj6r

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2023-02-07

CVSS v3

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L

Severity: Medium