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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-0845

Original release date: 10/05/2012
Last revised: 10/30/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

SimpleXMLRPCServer.py in SimpleXMLRPCServer in Python before 2.6.8, 2.7.x before 2.7.3, 3.x before 3.1.5, and 3.2.x before 3.2.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via an XML-RPC POST request that contains a smaller amount of data than specified by the Content-Length header.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (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 disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 50858
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120213 Re: CVE Request -- python (SimpleXMLRPCServer): DoS (excessive CPU usage) via malformed XML-RPC / HTTP POST request
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1592-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://python.org/download/releases/2.7.3/
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1026689
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 51089
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 51040
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://python.org/download/releases/3.1.5/
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1616-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1615-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.python.org/issue14001
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://python.org/download/releases/3.2.3/
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://python.org/download/releases/2.6.8/
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1613-2
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 51024
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 51087
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=789790
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2013-10-22-3
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1613-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1596-1

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:python:python:3.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:3.2.2150
* cpe:/a:python:python:3.2:alpha
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* cpe:/a:python:python:3.1.4
* cpe:/a:python:python:3.1.3
* cpe:/a:python:python:3.1.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:3.1.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:3.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:3.0.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:3.0
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* cpe:/a:python:python:2.6.7 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.6.6150
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.6.6
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.6.5
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.6.4
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.6.3
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.6.2150
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.6.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.6.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.6
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.5.150
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.5.3
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.5.6
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.5.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.5.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.5
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.5.4
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.4.3
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.4
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.4.4
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.4.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.4.6
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.4.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.3.4
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.3.5
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.3
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.3.3
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.3.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.3.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.3.7
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.2.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.2.3
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.2.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.1.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.1.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.1.3
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.0
* cpe:/a:python:python:1.6.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:1.6
* cpe:/a:python:python:1.5.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:1.2
* cpe:/a:python:python:1.3
* cpe:/a:python:python:0.9.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:0.9.0
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* cpe:/a:python:python:2.7
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.7.1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.7.1:rc1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.7.1150
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.7.2:rc1
* cpe:/a:python:python:2.7.2150
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)