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Buffer overflow vulnerability in os.symlink on Windows - CVE-2018-1000117

oval:org.cisecurity:def:5285

Python Software Foundation CPython version From 3.2 until 3.6.4 on Windows contains a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in os.symlink() function on Windows that can result in Arbitrary code execution likely escalation of privilege. This attack appears to be exploitable via a python script that creates a symlink with an attacker controlled name or location. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in 3.7.0 and 3.6.5.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2018-1000117
Product(s):
  • Python