CVE-2020-8492

NameCVE-2020-8492
DescriptionPython 2.7 through 2.7.17, 3.5 through 3.5.9, 3.6 through 3.6.10, 3.7 through 3.7.6, and 3.8 through 3.8.1 allows an HTTP server to conduct Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) attacks against a client because of urllib.request.AbstractBasicAuthHandler catastrophic backtracking.
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)
ReferencesDLA-2280-1
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
python2.7 (PTS)stretch (security), stretch2.7.13-2+deb9u3vulnerable
buster2.7.16-2+deb10u1vulnerable
bullseye, sid2.7.18-1vulnerable
python3.5 (PTS)stretch3.5.3-1+deb9u1vulnerable
stretch (security)3.5.3-1+deb9u2fixed
python3.7 (PTS)buster3.7.3-2+deb10u2fixed
python3.8 (PTS)bullseye, sid3.8.5-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
python2.7source(unstable)(unfixed)
python3.4source(unstable)(unfixed)
python3.5sourcestretch3.5.3-1+deb9u2DLA-2280-1
python3.5source(unstable)(unfixed)
python3.7sourcebuster3.7.3-2+deb10u2
python3.7source(unstable)(unfixed)
python3.8source(unstable)3.8.3~rc1-1

Notes

[jessie] - python3.4 <postponed> (Minor issue)
[buster] - python2.7 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - python2.7 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - python2.7 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://bugs.python.org/issue39503
https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/18284
https://python-security.readthedocs.io/vuln/urllib-basic-auth-regex.html
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/0b297d4ff1c0e4480ad33acae793fbaf4bf015b4 (master)
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/ea9e240aa02372440be8024acb110371f69c9d41 (3.8-branch)
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/b57a73694e26e8b2391731b5ee0b1be59437388e (3.7-branch)
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/69cdeeb93e0830004a495ed854022425b93b3f3e (3.6-branch)

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