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Untrusted search path vulnerability in python.exe in Python through 3.5.0 – CVE-2015-5652

oval:org.cisecurity:def:1264

Untrusted search path vulnerability in python.exe in Python through 3.5.0 on Windows allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse readline.pyd file in the current working directory. NOTE: the vendor says "It was determined that this is a longtime behavior of Python that cannot really be altered at this point."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2015-5652
Product(s):
  • Python