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CVE-2008-2316 Detail


Integer overflow in _hashopenssl.c in the hashlib module in Python 2.5.2 and earlier might allow context-dependent attackers to defeat cryptographic digests, related to "partial hashlib hashing of data exceeding 4GB."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/01/2008

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/04/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of python as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. Affected module was only introduced upstream in python 2.5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Exploit External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-02-12 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:017 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200807-16 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2008-217-01 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:163 External Source CONFIRM External Source BUGTRAQ 20080813 rPSA-2008-0243-1 idle python External Source BID 30491 External Source UBUNTU USN-632-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2288 External Source XF python-multiple-bo(44173) External Source XF python-hashlib-overflow(44174)

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