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CVE-2008-1721 Detail

Description

Integer signedness error in the zlib extension module in Python 2.5.2 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a negative signed integer, which triggers insufficient memory allocation and a buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  04/10/2008

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:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/15/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=442005 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/

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.python.org/issue2586
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Feb/msg00000.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-01.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3802
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.525289
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438
http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100074697
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0149
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1551
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1620
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:085
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/490690/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28715
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019823
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-632-1
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1229/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41748
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2444
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8249
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8494
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9407

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8249
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8249
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8494
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8494
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9407
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9407

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1721
NVD Published Date:
04/10/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018