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Python 2.5.2 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via multiple vectors that cause a negative size value to be provided to the PyString_FromStringAndSize function which allocates less memory than expected when assert() is disabled and triggers a buffer overflow.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10407

Python 2.5.2 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via multiple vectors that cause a negative size value to be provided to the PyString_FromStringAndSize function which allocates less memory than expected when assert() is disabled and triggers a buffer overflow.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Oracle Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-1887
Product(s):