Public Date:
789790: CVE-2012-0845 python: SimpleXMLRPCServer CPU usage DoS via malformed XML-RPC request

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as: 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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5
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 2012-06-18

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 python Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 python Not affected