CVE Reference: CVE-2012-2135

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CVE-2012-2135

Description:
The utf-16 decoder in Python 3.1 through 3.3 does not update the aligned_end variable after calling the unicode_decode_call_errorhandler function, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (process memory) or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via unspecified vectors.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1616-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1615-1

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA51089
  Secunia Advisory: SA51087

MLIST
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/25/4
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/04/25/2

MISC
  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=670389
  http://bugs.python.org/issue14579


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