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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      Last Modified:  10/10/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-4980
Original release date:
10/10/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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 Type Source Name
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061001-01-P.asc External Source SGI 20061001-01-P
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=391589 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=391589
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=208162 External Source CONFIRM http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=208162
http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/882/5120103_f.SAL_Public.html External Source CONFIRM http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/882/5120103_f.SAL_Public.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200610-07.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200610-07
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017019 External Source SECTRACK 1017019
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1541585&group_id=5470&atid=305470 External Source CONFIRM 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 External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-229.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1197 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1197
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1198 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1198
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:181 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:181
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_25_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:025
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0713.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0713
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0629.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0629
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/448244/100/100/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20061011 rPSA-2006-0187-1 idle python
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/456546/100/200/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070110 VMware ESX server security updates
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20376 External Source BID 20376
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-359-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-359-1
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-3069097-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-3069097-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-9986131-patch.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-9986131-patch.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3940 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-3940
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5131 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-5131
http://zoehep.xent.com/~bsittler/python2.4-2.4.3_unicodeobject.c.diff External Source CONFIRM http://zoehep.xent.com/~bsittler/python2.4-2.4.3_unicodeobject.c.diff
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29408 External Source XF python-repr-bo(29408)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-702 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-702
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/python2.4/+bug/56633 External Source CONFIRM https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/python2.4/+bug/56633
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10789 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10789

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

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