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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1887

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.
Publish Date : 2008-04-18 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
9.3
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-04-18 2008-04-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-1887 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20081887 unix
DSA-1551 python2.4 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8152 unix
DSA-1551-1 python2.4 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18481 unix
DSA-1620 python2.5 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7981 unix
DSA-1620-1 python2.5 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20188 unix
ELSA-2009:1176: python security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22809 unix
Python 2.5.2 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via multiple vectors that cause a ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10407 unix
RHSA-2009:1176 -- python security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29294 unix
RHSA-2009:1176: python security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091176 unix
RHSA-2009:1177: python security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091177 unix
RHSA-2009:1178: python security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091178 unix
VMware python PyString_FromStringAndSize function vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8624 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1887

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Python Software Foundation Python 1.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Python Software Foundation Python 1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Python Software Foundation Python 1.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5 Beta 2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5 Beta 3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5 Final Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5 Alpha 1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5 Release Candidate 1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5 Alpha 2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5 Release Candidate 2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5 Beta 1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Python Software Foundation Python 36

- References For CVE-2008-1887

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html CONFIRM
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41944
XF python-pystringfromstringandsize-bo(41944)
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Feb/msg00000.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:017
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-01.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200807-01
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438 CONFIRM
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0122 CONFIRM
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1551
DEBIAN DSA-1551
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1620
DEBIAN DSA-1620
http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=InfoDocument-patchbuilder-readme5032900 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/490776
BUGTRAQ 20080411 IOActive Security Advisory: Incorrect input validation in PyString_FromStringAndSize() leads to multiple buffer overflows
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/506056/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20090824 rPSA-2009-0122-1 idle python
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-632-1
UBUNTU USN-632-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28749
BID 28749 Python 'stringobject.c' Multiple Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2013-01-30
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
http://bugs.python.org/issue2587 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1887

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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