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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5031

Multiple integer overflows in Python 2.2.3 through 2.5.1, and 2.6, allow context-dependent attackers to have an unknown impact via a large integer value in the tabsize argument to the expandtabs method, as implemented by (1) the string_expandtabs function in Objects/stringobject.c and (2) the unicode_expandtabs function in Objects/unicodeobject.c. NOTE: this vulnerability reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2315.
Publish Date : 2008-11-10 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
10.0
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 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

- 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-2008-5031 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20085031 unix
ELSA-2009:1176: python security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22809 unix
Multiple integer overflows in Python 2.2.3 through 2.5.1, and 2.6, allow context-dependent attackers to have an unknown ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11280 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 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8564 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-2008-5031

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Python Python 2.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Python Python 2.3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Python Python 2.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Python Python 2.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Python Python 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Python Python 5

- References For CVE-2008-5031

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html CONFIRM
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46612
XF python-expandtabs-integer-overflow(46612)
http://www.securityfocus.com/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://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/05/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20081105 Re: CVE Request - Python string expandtabs
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/05/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20081105 CVE Request - Python string expandtabs
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Feb/msg00000.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2008-008.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200907-16.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200907-16
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438 CONFIRM
http://svn.python.org/view/python/trunk/Objects/stringobject.c?rev=61350&view=diff&r1=61350&r2=61349&p1=python/trunk/Objects/stringobject.c&p2=/python/trunk/Objects/stringobject.c CONFIRM
http://svn.python.org/view?rev=61350&view=rev CONFIRM
http://svn.python.org/view/python/trunk/Objects/unicodeobject.c?rev=61350&view=diff&r1=61350&r2=61349&p1=python/trunk/Objects/unicodeobject.c&p2=/python/trunk/Objects/unicodeobject.c CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5031

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


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