CVE-2008-5031

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2008-10-19
CWE:
CWE-190
Bugzilla:
470915: CVE-2008-5031 python: stringobject, unicodeobject integer overflows

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in Python 2.2.3 through 2.5.1, and 2.6, allow context-dependent attackers to have an unknown impact via a large integer value in the tabsize argument to the expandtabs method, as implemented by (1) the string_expandtabs function in Objects/stringobject.c and (2) the unicode_expandtabs function in Objects/unicodeobject.c. NOTE: this vulnerability reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2315.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5031 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

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