CVE-2014-4616

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-05-19
Bugzilla:
1112285: CVE-2014-4616 python: missing boundary check in JSON module
A flaw was found in the way the json module handled negative index argument passed to certain functions (such as raw_decode()). An attacker able to control index value passed to one of the affected functions could possibly use this flaw to disclose portions of the application memory.

Find out more about CVE-2014-4616 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the versions of python as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the versions of python-simplejson as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, and the versions of python33-python and python33-python-simplejson as shipped with Red Hat Software Collections. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. Future updates may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 RHSA-2015:1064 2015-06-04
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RHSA-2015:1064 2015-06-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (python) RHSA-2015:2101 2015-11-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Satellite 6 python-simplejson Will not fix
Red Hat Satellite 5.4 python-simplejson Will not fix
Red Hat Satellite 5.3 python-simplejson Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) python-simplejson Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 python Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 python-simplejson Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 python-simplejson Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 python Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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