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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2315

Original release date: 08/01/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Multiple integer overflows in Python 2.5.2 and earlier allow context-dependent attackers to have an unknown impact via vectors related to the (1) stringobject, (2) unicodeobject, (3) bufferobject, (4) longobject, (5) tupleobject, (6) stropmodule, (7) gcmodule, and (8) mmapmodule modules. NOTE: The expandtabs integer overflows in stringobject and unicodeobject in 2.5.2 are covered by CVE-2008-5031.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
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: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200807-16
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:017
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081105 Re: CVE Request - Python string expandtabs
External Source: BID
Name: 30491
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=159418&action=view
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-632-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8445
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: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8683
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=InfoDocument-patchbuilder-readme5032900
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1667
External Source: XF
Name: python-multiple-bo(44173)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100074697
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:163
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081105 CVE Request - Python string expandtabs
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2288
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-217-01
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=230640
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:164
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9761
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3316
External Source: XF
Name: python-modules-bo(44172)

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8445
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8683
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9761
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:1.5.2
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:1.6
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:1.6.1
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.0
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1.1
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1.2
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.1.3
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2.1
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2.2
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.2.3
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.1
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.2
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.3
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.4
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.5
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.6
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.3.7
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.1
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.2
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.3
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.4
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.5
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5.1
* cpe:/a:python_software_foundation:python:2.5.2 and previous versions

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