NULL Pointer Dereference

Affecting python2.7 package, versions <2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.8

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Overview

An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the X509 certificate parser of Python.org Python 2.7.11 / 3.6.6. A specially crafted X509 certificate can cause a NULL pointer dereference, resulting in a denial of service. An attacker can initiate or accept TLS connections using crafted certificates to trigger this vulnerability.

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CVSS Score

7.5
low severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVE
CVE-2019-5010
CWE
CWE-476
Snyk ID
SNYK-UBUNTU1604-PYTHON27-343083
Disclosed
31 Oct, 2019
Published
16 Jan, 2019