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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2316

Integer overflow in _hashopenssl.c in the hashlib module in Python 2.5.2 and earlier might allow context-dependent attackers to defeat cryptographic digests, related to "partial hashlib hashing of data exceeding 4GB."
Publish Date : 2008-08-01 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Overflow
CWE ID 189

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of python as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5. Affected module was only introduced upstream in python 2.5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-2316 unix
DSA-1977 python2.4 python2.5 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7152 unix
DSA-1977-1 python - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18064 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-2008-2316

# 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 1.6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.2.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.3.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.4.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 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 9

- References For CVE-2008-2316
BID 30491 Python Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2013-01-30
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:017
SLACKWARE SSA:2008-217-01
VUPEN ADV-2008-2288
XF python-hashlib-overflow(44174)
XF python-multiple-bo(44173)
BUGTRAQ 20080813 rPSA-2008-0243-1 idle python

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2316

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

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