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CVE-2008-1887 Detail

Current Description

Python 2.5.2 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via multiple vectors that cause a negative size value to be provided to the PyString_FromStringAndSize function, which allocates less memory than expected when assert() is disabled and triggers a buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  04/18/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.python.org/issue2587 Exploit
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Feb/msg00000.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-01.xml
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0122
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1551 Patch
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1620 Patch
http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=InfoDocument-patchbuilder-readme5032900
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/490776 Exploit
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/506056/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28749 Patch
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-632-1
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41944
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10407
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8624

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10407
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10407
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8624
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8624

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:1.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:1.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 2.5.2
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_alpha_1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_alpha_2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_beta_1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_beta_2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_beta_3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_final:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_release_candidate_1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5_release_candidate_2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1887
NVD Published Date:
04/18/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018