CVE-2014-1912

NameCVE-2014-1912
DescriptionBuffer overflow in the socket.recvfrom_into function in Modules/socketmodule.c in Python 2.5 before 2.7.7, 3.x before 3.3.4, and 3.4.x before 3.4rc1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted string.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-25-1, DSA-2880-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
python2.6 (PTS)wheezy2.6.8-1.1vulnerable
python2.7 (PTS)wheezy2.7.3-6+deb7u2fixed
wheezy (security)2.7.3-6+deb7u3fixed
jessie2.7.9-2+deb8u1fixed
stretch, sid2.7.12-3fixed
python3.2 (PTS)wheezy3.2.3-7vulnerable
python3.4 (PTS)jessie3.4.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
python2.5source(unstable)(unfixed)low
python2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)low
python2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.6-8+deb6u1highDLA-25-1
python2.7source(unstable)2.7.6-6low
python2.7sourcewheezy2.7.3-6+deb7u2highDSA-2880-1
python3.1source(unstable)(unfixed)low
python3.2source(unstable)(unfixed)low
python3.3source(unstable)3.3.5-1low
python3.4source(unstable)3.4.0-1low

Notes

[squeeze] - python2.5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - python2.6 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - python3.1 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - python3.2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
http://bugs.python.org/issue20246
https://www.trustedsec.com/february-2014/python-remote-code-execution-socket-recvfrom_into/

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