Bug 430640 - (CVE-2006-1542) CVE-2006-1542 python buffer overflow
CVE-2006-1542 python buffer overflow
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
public=20050922,reported=20060330,sou...
: Security
Depends On: 169046 187900 430872 436512 440511 449461
Blocks: 444136
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Reported: 2008-01-29 04:42 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2010-12-22 11:15 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-22 11:15:21 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2008-01-29 04:42:37 EST
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2006-1542 to the following vulnerability:

Stack-based buffer overflow in Python 2.4.2 and earlier, running on Linux 2.6.12.5 under gcc 4.0.3 with libc 2.3.5, allows local users to cause a 
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stack overflow,
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 and possibly gain privileges, by running a script from a current working directory that has a long name, related to the realpath function.  NOTE: this might not be a vulnerability. However, the fact that it appears in a programming language interpreter could mean that some applications are affected, although attack scenarios might be limited because the attacker might already need to cross privilege boundaries to cause an exploitable program to be placed in a directory with a long name; or, depending on the method that Python uses to determine the current working directory, setuid applications might be affected.

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http://milw0rm.com/exploits/1591
http://www.gotfault.net/research/exploit/gexp-python.py
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2008-01-29 04:43:12 EST
See for details and patch
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=187900
Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2010-12-21 22:41:06 EST
This was addressed via:

Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.0 (RHEL v.4 AS) (RHSA-2008:0264)
Red Hat Network Satellite Server v 4.2 (RHEL v.3 AS) (RHSA-2008:0525)
Red Hat Network Satellite Server v 4.2 (RHEL v.4 AS) (RHSA-2008:0525)
Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.1 (RHEL v.4 AS) (RHSA-2008:0629)

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