Bug 1519604 - CVE-2017-1000158 python3: python: Integer overflow in PyString_DecodeEscape results in heap-base buffer overflow [fedora-all]
Summary: CVE-2017-1000158 python3: python: Integer overflow in PyString_DecodeEscape r...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python3
Version: 25
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Miro Hrončok
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: CVE-2017-1000158
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Reported: 2017-12-01 01:45 UTC by Sam Fowler
Modified: 2018-07-20 04:22 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Release Note
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Last Closed: 2018-07-20 04:22:03 UTC
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Description Sam Fowler 2017-12-01 01:45:03 UTC
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Comment 1 Sam Fowler 2017-12-01 01:45:12 UTC
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Comment 2 Miro Hrončok 2017-12-01 08:53:53 UTC
This only affects Python <= 3.5, thus Fedora 25.

Comment 3 Miro Hrončok 2017-12-01 09:54:10 UTC
Opened a PR with patch that applies well. https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/python3/pull-request/19

I'm going offline, so please somebody continue from there.

Comment 4 Charalampos Stratakis 2017-12-01 11:04:20 UTC
(In reply to Miro Hrončok from comment #3)
> Opened a PR with patch that applies well.
> https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/python3/pull-request/19
> I'm going offline, so please somebody continue from there.

Thanks for the PR Miro. This issue affects Fedora 25 which is EOL is two weeks, so I don't really think it's even gonna get past the bodhi update testing timeframe before we have F25 retired.

However the individual python interpreters that we ship can be patched.

On another note, I really doubt the severity of this issue from the security perspective. From [0]:

"You need to compile a 1 GiB Python file on 32-bit system for reproducing it. It is very unlikely that this can happen by accident, and it is hard to used it in security attack. If you can make the attacked program compiling a 1 GiB Python file, you perhaps have easier ways to make a harm."

[0] http://python-security.readthedocs.io/vuln/cve-2017-1000158_pystring_decodeescape_integer_overflow.html

Comment 5 Miro Hrončok 2017-12-01 12:11:50 UTC
The severity is minimal and the EOL is near, however, this seems like easyfix. 

(Except, of course, arm build failing for possibly unrelated issue).

Trying again https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=23484530

Also note that upstream still needs PR for 3.5 and 3,4, so we can test it here an open one if the tests pass, etc.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2017-12-06 07:24:26 UTC
python3-3.5.4-3.fc25 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 25. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-07d79c83b1

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2017-12-09 05:47:05 UTC
python3-3.5.4-3.fc25 has been pushed to the Fedora 25 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
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You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-07d79c83b1

Comment 8 Charalampos Stratakis 2018-07-19 14:10:37 UTC
Why is it still open? Shouldn't it be closed as EOL?

Comment 9 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2018-07-20 04:22:03 UTC
https://pagure.io/fesco/issue/1933 caused this to be re-opened. Also i feel this should be closed as CURRENTRELEASE and not EOL

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