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CVE-2014-1912

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Overview

Buffer overflow in the socket.recvfrom_into function in Modules/socketmodule.c in Python 2.5 before 2.7.7, 3.x before 3.3.4, and 3.4.x before 3.4rc1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted string.

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Apple Security Advisory 2015-08-13-2
Posted Aug 13, 2015
Authored by Apple | Site apple.com

Apple Security Advisory 2015-08-13-2 - OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and Security Update 2015-006 is now available and addresses vulnerabilities in Apache, the OD plug-in, IOBluetoothHCIController, and more.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | apple, osx
advisories | CVE-2009-5044, CVE-2009-5078, CVE-2012-6685, CVE-2013-1775, CVE-2013-1776, CVE-2013-2776, CVE-2013-2777, CVE-2013-7040, CVE-2013-7338, CVE-2013-7422, CVE-2014-0067, CVE-2014-0106, CVE-2014-0191, CVE-2014-1912, CVE-2014-3581, CVE-2014-3583, CVE-2014-3613, CVE-2014-3620, CVE-2014-3660, CVE-2014-3707, CVE-2014-7185, CVE-2014-7844, CVE-2014-8109, CVE-2014-8150, CVE-2014-8151, CVE-2014-8161, CVE-2014-8767, CVE-2014-8769
MD5 | 4a5d37a22b2a5dc65f8821a63540e1c6
Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-1330-01
Posted Jul 22, 2015
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-1330-01 - Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme, or Java. Python includes modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types and dynamic typing. Python supports interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems. It was discovered that the socket.recvfrom_into() function failed to check the size of the supplied buffer. This could lead to a buffer overflow when the function was called with an insufficiently sized buffer.

tags | advisory, java, overflow, perl, python
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2013-1752, CVE-2014-1912, CVE-2014-4650, CVE-2014-7185
MD5 | 1ffec5edccbcafcc2360b4711c941b35
Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-1064-01
Posted Jun 4, 2015
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-1064-01 - Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language that supports modules, classes, exceptions, high-level dynamic data types, and dynamic typing. The python27 collection provide a stable release of Python 2.7 with a number of additional utilities and database connectors for MySQL and PostgreSQL. The python27-python packages have been upgraded to upstream version 2.7.8, which provides numerous bug fixes over the previous version.

tags | advisory, python
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2013-1752, CVE-2013-1753, CVE-2014-1912, CVE-2014-4616, CVE-2014-4650, CVE-2014-7185
MD5 | 3038b0ab13e9ef23119ea69c30cf11ac
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-076
Posted Mar 27, 2015
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-076 - Updated python3 packages fix security vulnerabilities. ZipExtFile.read goes into 100% CPU infinite loop on maliciously binary edited zips. A vulnerability was reported in Python's socket module, due to a boundary error within the sock_recvfrom_into() function, which could be exploited to cause a buffer overflow. This could be used to crash a Python application that uses the socket.recvfrom_info() function or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running vulnerable Python code. It was reported that a patch added to Python 3.2 caused a race condition where a file created could be created with world read/write permissions instead of the permissions dictated by the original umask of the process. This could allow a local attacker that could win the race to view and edit files created by a program using this call. Note that prior versions of Python, including 2.x, do not include the vulnerable _get_masked_mode() function that is used by os.makedirs() when exist_ok is set to True. Python are susceptible to arbitrary process memory reading by a user or adversary due to a bug in the _json module caused by insufficient bounds checking. The bug is caused by allowing the user to supply a negative value that is used an an array index, causing the scanstring function to access process memory outside of the string it is intended to access. The CGIHTTPServer Python module does not properly handle URL-encoded path separators in URLs. This may enable attackers to disclose a CGI script's source code or execute arbitrary scripts in the server's document root.

tags | advisory, overflow, arbitrary, local, cgi, root, vulnerability, python
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2013-7338, CVE-2014-1912, CVE-2014-2667, CVE-2014-4616, CVE-2014-4650
MD5 | 3ab64607396afde2fe1ea09dc9c210cc
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-075
Posted Mar 27, 2015
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-075 - A vulnerability was reported in Python's socket module, due to a boundary error within the sock_recvfrom_into() function, which could be exploited to cause a buffer overflow. This could be used to crash a Python application that uses the socket.recvfrom_info() function or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running vulnerable Python code. This updates the python package to version 2.7.6, which fixes several other bugs, including denial of service flaws due to unbound readline() calls in the ftplib and nntplib modules. Denial of service flaws due to unbound readline() calls in the imaplib, poplib, and smtplib modules. A gzip bomb and unbound read denial of service flaw in python XMLRPC library. Python are susceptible to arbitrary process memory reading by a user or adversary due to a bug in the _json module caused by insufficient bounds checking. The bug is caused by allowing the user to supply a negative value that is used an an array index, causing the scanstring function to access process memory outside of the string it is intended to access. The CGIHTTPServer Python module does not properly handle URL-encoded path separators in URLs. This may enable attackers to disclose a CGI script's source code or execute arbitrary scripts in the server's document root. Python before 2.7.8 is vulnerable to an integer overflow in the buffer type. When Python's standard library HTTP clients (httplib, urllib, urllib2, xmlrpclib) are used to access resources with HTTPS, by default the certificate is not checked against any trust store, nor is the hostname in the certificate checked against the requested host. It was possible to configure a trust root to be checked against, however there were no faculties for hostname checking. The python-pip and tix packages was added due to missing build dependencies.

tags | advisory, web, denial of service, overflow, arbitrary, cgi, root, python
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2013-1752, CVE-2013-1753, CVE-2014-1912, CVE-2014-4616, CVE-2014-4650, CVE-2014-7185, CVE-2014-9365
MD5 | 0b2b11d0c818af9e967e69377793be70
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201503-10
Posted Mar 19, 2015
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201503-10 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Python, the worst of which could lead to arbitrary code execution. Versions less than 3.3.5-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability, code execution, python
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2013-1752, CVE-2013-7338, CVE-2014-1912, CVE-2014-2667, CVE-2014-4616, CVE-2014-7185, CVE-2014-9365
MD5 | d8dc2ad2f03aa115ae5e87edc83489c4
Debian Security Advisory 2880-1
Posted Mar 17, 2014
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2880-1 - Multiple security issues were discovered in Python.

tags | advisory, python
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2013-4238, CVE-2014-1912
MD5 | 7fcd2b54485f6aa2f92a611bd4c1d7d2
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2125-1
Posted Mar 3, 2014
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2125-1 - Ryan Smith-Roberts discovered that Python incorrectly handled buffer sizes when using the socket.recvfrom_into() function. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Python to crash, resulting in denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, python
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-1912
MD5 | d974e1710f8bd707a1b96c73ad22a012
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-041
Posted Feb 20, 2014
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-041 - A vulnerability was reported in Python's socket module, due to a boundary error within the sock_recvfrom_into() function, which could be exploited to cause a buffer overflow. This could be used to crash a Python application that uses the socket.recvfrom_info() function or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running vulnerable Python code. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

tags | advisory, overflow, arbitrary, python
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2014-1912
MD5 | 1d48475bd1bd9bcdb076924cc3018097
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