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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Python Vendors:   Python.org
(Sun Issues Fix) Python zlib Extension Module Signed Integer Overflow May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023449
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023449
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1721   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 13 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via local system, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.5.2 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Python. A user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A user can supply specially crafted data that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a buffer overflow and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in 'Modules/zlibmodule.c'.

The vendor was notified on April 8, 2008.

Justin Ferguson reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A user may be able execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued a fix.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 143506-01 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_121 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 143507-01 or later
* OpenSolaris based upon builds snv_121 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-273570-1

Vendor URL:  www.python.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10, OpenSolaris

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