Public Date:
455013: CVE-2008-3143 python: Multiple integer overflows discovered by Google

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in Python before 2.5.2 might allow context-dependent attackers to have an unknown impact via vectors related to (1) Include/pymem.h&#59; (2) _csv.c, (3) _struct.c, (4) arraymodule.c, (5) audioop.c, (6) binascii.c, (7) cPickle.c, (8) cStringIO.c, (9) cjkcodecs/multibytecodec.c, (10) datetimemodule.c, (11) md5.c, (12) rgbimgmodule.c, and (13) stropmodule.c in Modules/&#59; (14) bufferobject.c, (15) listobject.c, and (16) obmalloc.c in Objects/&#59; (17) Parser/node.c&#59; and (18) asdl.c, (19) ast.c, (20) bltinmodule.c, and (21) compile.c in Python/, as addressed by "checks for integer overflows, contributed by Google."

Find out more about CVE-2008-3143 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (python) RHSA-2009:1176 2009-07-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (python) RHSA-2009:1178 2009-07-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (python) RHSA-2009:1177 2009-07-27