Multiple integer overflows in imageop.c in Python before 2.5.3 allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted images that trigger heap-based buffer overflows. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-4965.
Published 2008-04-22 04:41:00
Updated 2023-08-02 18:52:57
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute codeDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-1679

0.59%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 75 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-1679

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2008-1679

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
  • The product performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound, when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This can introduce other weaknesses when the calculation is used for resource management or execution control.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Vendor statements for CVE-2008-1679

  • Red Hat 2008-04-22
    Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1679 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

References for CVE-2008-1679

Products affected by CVE-2008-1679

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