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CVE-2006-4980 Detail

Current Description

Buffer overflow in the repr function in Python 2.3 through 2.6 before 20060822 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted wide character UTF-32/UCS-4 strings to certain scripts.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/10/2006
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides user account access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061001-01-P.asc
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=391589
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=208162
http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/882/5120103_f.SAL_Public.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-07.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017019
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1541585&group_id=5470&atid=305470
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-229.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1197
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1198
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:181
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_25_sr.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0713.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0629.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/448244/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/456546/100/200/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20376
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-359-1
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-3069097-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-9986131-patch.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3940
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5131
http://zoehep.xent.com/~bsittler/python2.4-2.4.3_unicodeobject.c.diff
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29408
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-702
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/python2.4/+bug/56633
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10789

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10789
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10789

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-4980
NVD Published Date:
10/10/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2018