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Multiple integer overflows in imageop.c in the imageop module in Python 1.5.2 through 2.5.1 allow context-dependent attackers to break out of the Python VM and execute arbitrary code via large integer values in certain arguments to the crop function, leading to a buffer overflow, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-4965 and CVE-2008-1679. (CVE-2008-4864) Multiple integer overflows in Python 2.2.3 through 2.5.1, and 2.6, allow context-dependent attackers to have an unknown impact via a large integer value in the tabsize argument to the expandtabs method, as implemented by (1) the string_expandtabs function in Objects/stringobject.c and (2) the unicode_expandtabs function in Objects/unicodeobject.c. NOTE: this vulnerability reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2315. (CVE-2008-5031) The updated Python packages have been patched to correct these issues. Affected: 2008.0, 2008.1, 2009.0, Corporate 4.0
CVE CVE-2007-4965, CVE-2008-1679, CVE-2008-2315, CVE-2008-4864, CVE-2008-5031
CVSS Base Score: 10.0