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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-2052

Original release date: 04/16/2007
Last revised: 11/05/2012


Off-by-one error in the PyLocale_strxfrm function in Modules/_localemodule.c for Python 2.4 and 2.5 causes an incorrect buffer size to be used for the strxfrm function, which allows context-dependent attackers to read portions of memory via unknown manipulations that trigger a buffer over-read due to missing null termination.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/19/2007)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=235093 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0637
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25217
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=235093
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11716
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1358
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25190
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29889
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-585-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25353
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29032
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0629
External Source: BID
Name: 23887
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1076
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31255
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28050
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31492
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2007-0019
External Source: XF
Name: python-localemodule-information-disclosure(34060)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:013
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Security-announce] 20080221 VMSA-2008-0003 Moderate: Updated aacraid driver and samba and python service console updates
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1620
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070521 FLEA-2007-0019-1: python
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25787
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1465
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1077
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.5.1/NEWS.txt
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37471
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29303
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=416934
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:099
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1551
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3316
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8353
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080221 VMSA-2008-0003 Moderate: Updated aacraid driver and samba and python service console updates
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25233
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28027

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11716
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8353
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5

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