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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4864

Multiple integer overflows in imageop.c in the imageop module in Python 1.5.2 through 2.5.1 allow context-dependent attackers to break out of the Python VM and execute arbitrary code via large integer values in certain arguments to the crop function, leading to a buffer overflow, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-4965 and CVE-2008-1679.
Publish Date : 2008-11-01 Last Update Date : 2022-07-05
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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) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 190

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-10-19 2008-10-19
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4864 unix
ELSA-2009:1176: python security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22809 unix
Multiple integer overflows in imageop.c in the imageop module in Python 1.5.2 through 2.5.1 allow context-dependent atta... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10702 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 multiple integer overflows vulnerability in the imageop module oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8354 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4864

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Python Python * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Python Python 1

- References For CVE-2008-4864
BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
XF python-image-module-bo(46606)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8354
BID 31932 Python 'Imageop' Module Argument Validation Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2013-01-30 CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
MLIST [oss-security] 20081029 CVE Request - Python imageop CONFIRM
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
MLIST [oss-security] 20081027 CVE request -- Python imageop#3
BID 31976 RETIRED: Python Imageop Module 'imageop.crop()' Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-11-25
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10702 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4864

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