CVE-2008-1887

NameCVE-2008-1887
DescriptionPython 2.5.2 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via multiple vectors that cause a negative size value to be provided to the PyString_FromStringAndSize function, which allocates less memory than expected when assert() is disabled and triggers a buffer overflow.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1551-1, DSA-1620-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
python2.4source(unstable)2.4.5-2high
python2.4sourceetch2.4.4-3+etch1highDSA-1551-1
python2.5source(unstable)2.5.2-3high
python2.5sourceetch2.5-5+etch1highDSA-1620-1

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