FreeBSD : Python -- buffer overflow in socket.recvfrom_into() (8e5e6d42-a0fa-11e3-b09a-080027f2d077)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72768


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


Vincent Danen via Red Hat Issue Tracker reports :

A vulnerability was reported in Python's socket module, due to a boundary error within the sock_recvfrom_into() function, which could be exploited to cause a buffer overflow. This could be used to crash a Python application that uses the socket.recvfrom_info() function or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running vulnerable Python code.

This vulnerable function, socket.recvfrom_into(), was introduced in Python 2.5. Earlier versions are not affected by this flaw.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72768

File Name: freebsd_pkg_8e5e6d42a0fa11e3b09a080027f2d077.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/03/03

Modified: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:python27, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:python31, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:python32, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:python33, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1912

BID: 65379