Python Multiple Thread Vulnerabilities

CVE Number – CVE-2018-1000030

Multiple vulnerabilities in Python could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system.

The vulnerabilities are due to improper memory operations that are performed by the affected software. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by causing a race condition on a targeted system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a DoS condition on the targeted system.

Python.org has confirmed the vulnerabilities and released software updates.

Analysis
  • To exploit these vulnerabilities, the attacker may need access to trusted or internal networks to submit crafted source code to the targeted system. This access requirement could reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.
Safeguards
  • Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

    Administrators are advised to restrict system access to trusted users.

    Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.

Vendor Announcements
  • Python.org has released a bug report at the following link: Issue 31530
Fixed Software





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