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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Python Vendors:   Python.org
Python Buffer Overflow in socket.recvfrom_into() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029831
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029831
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-1912   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 26 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.7.6, 3.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Python. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow in socket.recvfrom_into() and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=GHXSmNEg

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/87673659d8f7

Vendor URL:  python.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 3 2014 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Python Buffer Overflow in socket.recvfrom_into() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 10 and 11.1.
May 27 2014 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Python Buffer Overflow in socket.recvfrom_into() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 10 and 11.1.
Jul 23 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Python Buffer Overflow in socket.recvfrom_into() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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