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CVE-2008-5031 Detail

Current Description

Multiple integer overflows in Python 2.2.3 through 2.5.1, and 2.6, allow context-dependent attackers to have an unknown impact via a large integer value in the tabsize argument to the expandtabs method, as implemented by (1) the string_expandtabs function in Objects/stringobject.c and (2) the unicode_expandtabs function in Objects/unicodeobject.c. NOTE: this vulnerability reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2315.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

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


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Feb/msg00000.html
http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2008-008.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200907-16.xml
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438
http://svn.python.org/view/python/trunk/Objects/stringobject.c?rev=61350&view=diff&r1=61350&r2=61349&p1=python/trunk/Objects/stringobject.c&p2=/python/trunk/Objects/stringobject.c
http://svn.python.org/view/python/trunk/Objects/unicodeobject.c?rev=61350&view=diff&r1=61350&r2=61349&p1=python/trunk/Objects/unicodeobject.c&p2=/python/trunk/Objects/unicodeobject.c
http://svn.python.org/view?rev=61350&view=rev
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/05/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/05/3
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316 Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46612
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11280
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8564

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.3.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.4.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5031
NVD Published Date:
11/10/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018