2008-4864 | Python imageop.c crop numeric error (BID-31976 / XFDB-46606)
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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Python (Programming Language Software). This issue affects the function
crop of the file imageop.c of the component Python. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-189. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
The weakness was published 10/31/2008 by Chris Evans (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at xforce.iss.net. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2008-4864 since 10/31/2008. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known.
A public exploit has been developed by Chris Evans and been published 2 years after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at exploit-db.com. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 41260 (SuSE9 Security Update : Python (YOU Patch Number 12316)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155849 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for Python (ELSA-2009-1178)).
There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.
The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 31976), X-Force (46606), Vulnerability Center (SBV-20468) and Tenable (41260). Similar entries are available at 43497, 43496, 43495 and 43492.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.9
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08/02/2021 +1700 days 🔍Advisory: xforce.iss.net
Researcher: Chris Evans
SecurityFocus: 31976 – RETIRED: Python Imageop Module ‘imageop.crop()’ Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Vulnerability Center: 20468 – Python 1.5.2 – 2.5.1 imageop.c Module Remote Dos and Code Execution Vulnerability, High
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