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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4864

Original release date: 10/31/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Multiple integer overflows in imageop.c in the imageop module in Python 1.5.2 through 2.5.1 allow context-dependent attackers to break out of the Python VM and execute arbitrary code via large integer values in certain arguments to the crop function, leading to a buffer overflow, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-4965 and CVE-2008-1679.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
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; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8354
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081027 CVE request -- Python imageop#3
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: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.python.org/view/python/trunk/Modules/imageop.c?rev=66689&view=diff&r1=66689&r2=66688&p1=python/trunk/Modules/imageop.c&p2=/python/trunk/Modules/imageop.c
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37471
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
External Source: BID
Name: 31932
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.python.org/view?rev=66689&view=rev
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3316
External Source: BID
Name: 31976
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
External Source: XF
Name: python-image-module-bo(46606)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33937
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081029 CVE Request - Python imageop
External Source: MISC
Name: http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2008-008.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10702

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10702
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8354
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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