CVE-2017-1000158

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2017-06-13
CWE:
CWE-190->CWE-122
Bugzilla:
1519595: CVE-2017-1000158 python: Integer overflow in PyString_DecodeEscape results in heap-base buffer overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

CPython (aka Python) up to 2.7.13 is vulnerable to an integer overflow in the PyString_DecodeEscape function in stringobject.c, resulting in heap-based buffer overflow (and possible arbitrary code execution)

Find out more about CVE-2017-1000158 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the versions of python as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and python27-python, rh-python34-python, and rh-python35-python as shipped with Red Hat Software Collections 3. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 8.1
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-python35-python Will not fix
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux python27-python Will not fix
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-python34-python Will not fix
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-python36-python Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 python Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 python Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 python Will not fix

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