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VMware python PyString_FromStringAndSize function vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8624

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):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-1887
Product(s):