CVE-2019-17514 Detail

Current Description

library/glob.html in the Python 2 and 3 documentation before 2016 has potentially misleading information about whether sorting occurs, as demonstrated by irreproducible cancer-research results. NOTE: the effects of this documentation cross application domains, and thus it is likely that security-relevant code elsewhere is affected. This issue is not a Python implementation bug, and there are no reports that NMR researchers were specifically relying on library/glob.html. In other words, because the older documentation stated "finds all the pathnames matching a specified pattern according to the rules used by the Unix shell," one might have incorrectly inferred that the sorting that occurs in a Unix shell also occurred for glob.glob. There is a workaround in newer versions of Willoughby nmr-data_compilation-p2.py and nmr-data_compilation-p3.py, which call sort() directly.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugs.python.org/issue33275 Issue Tracking  Vendor Advisory 
https://github.com/bminor/bash/blob/ac50fbac377e32b98d2de396f016ea81e8ee9961/pathexp.c#L380 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/bminor/bash/blob/ac50fbac377e32b98d2de396f016ea81e8ee9961/pathexp.c#L405 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.orglett.9b03216 Third Party Advisory 
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/acs.orglett.9b03216/suppl_file/ol9b03216_si_002.zip Third Party Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20191107-0005/
https://twitter.com/LucasCMoore/status/1181615421922824192 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://twitter.com/chris_bloke/status/1181997278136958976 Third Party Advisory 
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4428-1/
https://web.archive.org/web/20150822013622/https://docs.python.org/3/library/glob.html Vendor Advisory 
https://web.archive.org/web/20150906020027/https://docs.python.org/2.7/library/glob.html Vendor Advisory 
https://web.archive.org/web/20160309211341/https://docs.python.org/3/library/glob.html Vendor Advisory 
https://web.archive.org/web/20160526201356/https://docs.python.org/2.7/library/glob.html Vendor Advisory 
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmjwda/a-code-glitch-may-have-caused-errors-in-more-than-100-published-studies Press/Media Coverage  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-682 Incorrect Calculation cwe source acceptance level NIST  
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-17514
NVD Published Date:
10/12/2019
NVD Last Modified:
07/27/2020
Source:
MITRE