CVE-2014-4616

NameCVE-2014-4616
DescriptionArray index error in the scanstring function in the _json module in Python 2.7 through 3.5 and simplejson before 2.6.1 allows context-dependent attackers to read arbitrary process memory via a negative index value in the idx argument to the raw_decode function.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs752395

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
python2.7 (PTS)jessie2.7.9-2+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)2.7.9-2+deb8u5fixed
stretch (security), stretch2.7.13-2+deb9u3fixed
buster2.7.16-2fixed
bullseye, sid2.7.16-4fixed
python3.4 (PTS)jessie3.4.2-1fixed
jessie (security)3.4.2-1+deb8u7fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
python2.5source(unstable)(unfixed)medium
python2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)medium
python2.7source(unstable)2.7.7-1medium752395
python3.2source(unstable)(unfixed)medium
python3.3source(unstable)(unfixed)medium
python3.4source(unstable)3.4.0+20140417-1medium

Notes

[squeeze] - python2.5 <no-dsa> (minor issue)
[squeeze] - python2.6 <no-dsa> (minor issue)
[wheezy] - python2.6 <no-dsa> (minor issue)
[wheezy] - python2.7 <no-dsa> (minor issue)
[wheezy] - python3.2 <no-dsa> (minor issue)
http://bugs.python.org/issue21529

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