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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.113723
Category:Denial of Service
Title:Python <= 3.8.3 DoS Vulnerability (Windows)
Summary:Python is prone to a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability.
Description:Summary:
Python is prone to a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability.

Vulnerability Insight:
An attacker is able to craft a TAR archive leading to an infinite loop
when opened by tarfile.open, because _proc_pax lacks header validation.

Vulnerability Impact:
Successful exploitation would allow an attacker
to deny legitimate users access to the application or exhaust a system's resources.

Affected Software/OS:
Python through version 3.8.3.

Solution:
No known solution is available as of 16th July, 2020.
Information regarding this issue will be updated once solution details are available.

CVSS Score:
5.0

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2019-20907
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