CVE-2020-15523

NameCVE-2020-15523
DescriptionIn Python 3.6 through 3.6.10, 3.7 through 3.7.8, 3.8 through 3.8.4rc1, and 3.9 through 3.9.0b4 on Windows, a Trojan horse python3.dll might be used in cases where CPython is embedded in a native application. This occurs because python3X.dll may use an invalid search path for python3.dll loading (after Py_SetPath has been used). NOTE: this issue CANNOT occur when using python.exe from a standard (non-embedded) Python installation on Windows.
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

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
python2.7 (PTS)stretch2.7.13-2+deb9u3fixed
stretch (security)2.7.13-2+deb9u4fixed
buster2.7.16-2+deb10u1fixed
bullseye2.7.18-1fixed
sid2.7.18-5fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
python2.7source(unstable)(not affected)
python3.8source(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- python3.8 <not-affected> (Python on Windows)
- python2.7 <not-affected> (Python on Windows)

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