FreeBSD : Python -- DoS via malformed XML-RPC / HTTP POST request (b4f8be9e-56b2-11e1-9fb7-003067b2972c)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Jan Lieskovsky reports,

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Simple XML-RPC Server
module of Python processed client connections, that were closed prior
the complete request body has been received. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to cause Python Simple XML-RPC based server process to
consume excessive amount of CPU.

See also :

http://bugs.python.org/issue14001
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=789790
http://web.archive.org/liveweb/https://bugs.pypy.org/issue1047
http://www.nessus.org/u?f9ef7bfc

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57926 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0845

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