Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop') Affecting platform-python package, versions <0:3.6.8-45.el8


0.0
medium

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Availability High
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NVD
7.5 high
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SUSE
6.5 medium
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Red Hat
6.5 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-CENTOS8-PLATFORMPYTHON-1970932
  • published 26 Aug 2021
  • disclosed 9 Aug 2021

How to fix?

Upgrade Centos:8 platform-python to version 0:3.6.8-45.el8 or higher.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream platform-python package and not the platform-python package as distributed by Centos:8. See How to fix? for Centos:8 relevant fixed versions and status.

A flaw was found in python. An improperly handled HTTP response in the HTTP client code of python may allow a remote attacker, who controls the HTTP server, to make the client script enter an infinite loop, consuming CPU time. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.