CVE-2008-3144

NameCVE-2008-3144
DescriptionMultiple integer overflows in the PyOS_vsnprintf function in Python/mysnprintf.c in Python 2.5.2 and earlier allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or have unspecified other impact via crafted input to string formatting operations. NOTE: the handling of certain integer values is also affected by related integer underflows and an off-by-one error.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1667-1, DTSA-157-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
python2.5 (PTS)squeeze2.5.5-11fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
python2.4source(unstable)2.4.5-5medium
python2.4sourceetch2.4.4-3+etch2mediumDSA-1667-1
python2.5source(unstable)2.5.2-7medium
python2.5sourcelenny2.5.2-6+lenny1mediumDTSA-157-1

Notes

[etch] - python2.5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue, not the default Python runtime)

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