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CVE-2008-1679 Detail

Description

Multiple integer overflows in imageop.c in Python before 2.5.3 allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted images that trigger heap-based buffer overflows. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-4965.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/22/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1679
Original release date:
04/22/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized 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 (04/22/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1679 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.python.org/issue1179 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.python.org/issue1179
http://bugs.python.org/msg64682 External Source MISC http://bugs.python.org/msg64682
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Feb/msg00000.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:017
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-01.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200807-01
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.525289 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2008-217-01
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438
http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100074697 External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100074697
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0149 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0149
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1551 Patch External Source DEBIAN DSA-1551
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1620 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1620
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:163 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:163
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:164 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:164
http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=InfoDocument-patchbuilder-readme5032900 External Source CONFIRM http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=InfoDocument-patchbuilder-readme5032900
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-632-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-632-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41958 External Source XF python-imageopc-bo(41958)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2424 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2424
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10583 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10583
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7800 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7800

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10583
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10583
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7800
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7800

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