Upstream information

CVE-2013-7040 at MITRE

Description

Python 2.7 before 3.4 only uses the last eight bits of the prefix to randomize hash values, which causes it to compute hash values without restricting the ability to trigger hash collisions predictably and makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted input to an application that maintains a hash table. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-1150.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.3
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 854477 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

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Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP1 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP2 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP3 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP AIO 11 SP1 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11 SP2 python Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11 SP3 python Affected