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CVE-2012-0845

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-02-12
Bugzilla: 789790: CVE-2012-0845 python: SimpleXMLRPCServer CPU usage DoS via malformed XML-RPC request

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0845 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.0
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (python) RHSA-2012:0744 June 18, 2012

External References

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