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CVE-2012-2135

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Overview

The utf-16 decoder in Python 3.1 through 3.3 does not update the aligned_end variable after calling the unicode_decode_call_errorhandler function, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (process memory) or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via unspecified vectors.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1616-1
Posted Oct 25, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1616-1 - It was discovered that Python would prepend an empty string to sys.path under certain circumstances. A local attacker with write access to the current working directory could exploit this to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. It was discovered that the audioop module did not correctly perform input validation. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted audio file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. These issues only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, local, python
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2008-5983, CVE-2011-4944, CVE-2012-0845, CVE-2012-1150, CVE-2012-2135, CVE-2008-5983, CVE-2010-1634, CVE-2010-2089, CVE-2011-4944, CVE-2012-0845, CVE-2012-1150, CVE-2012-2135
MD5 | c6c44f5816b7c0bbd6afdb374ec8925b
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1615-1
Posted Oct 24, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1615-1 - It was discovered that Python distutils contained a race condition when creating the ~/.pypirc file. A local attacker could exploit this to obtain sensitive information. It was discovered that SimpleXMLRPCServer did not properly validate its input when handling HTTP POST requests. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via excessive CPU utilization. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, web, denial of service, local, python
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4944, CVE-2012-0845, CVE-2012-1150, CVE-2012-2135, CVE-2011-4944, CVE-2012-0845, CVE-2012-1150, CVE-2012-2135
MD5 | a4f36fce7fd68ed4bdffd995a04733ba
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