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CVE-2014-4616 Detail

Current Description

Array index error in the scanstring function in the _json module in Python 2.7 through 3.5 and simplejson before 2.6.1 allows context-dependent attackers to read arbitrary process memory via a negative index value in the idx argument to the raw_decode function.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/24/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-4616
Original release date:
08/24/2017
Last revised:
01/04/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
5.9 Medium
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (legend)
Impact Score:
3.6
Exploitability Score:
2.2
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Network
Attack Complexity (AC):
High
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
None
Availability (A):
None
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.python.org/issue21529 Issue Tracking; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.python.org/issue21529
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-07/msg00015.html Third Party Advisory External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2014:0890
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/06/24/7 Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20140624 Re: CVE request: python: _json module is vulnerable to arbitrary process memory read
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1064.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2015:1064
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/68119 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source BID 68119
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=752395 Issue Tracking; Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=752395
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1112285 Issue Tracking; Patch; Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1112285
https://hackerone.com/reports/12297 Exploit; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://hackerone.com/reports/12297
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201503-10 Patch; Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source GENTOO GLSA-201503-10

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:2.7.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.4.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:python:python:3.5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Configuration 2
OR
cpe:2.3:a:simplejson_project:simplejson:*:*:*:*:*:python:*:*    versions up to (excluding) 2.6.1
Configuration 3
OR
cpe:2.3:o:opensuse_project:opensuse:12.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:opensuse_project:opensuse:13.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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