|Category:||Denial of Service|
|Title:||Python Elementtree Denial of Service Vulnerability (Windows)|
|Summary:||This host is running Python and is prone; to denial of service vulnerability.|
This host is running Python and is prone
to denial of service vulnerability.
The flaw exists because Python's elementtree
C accelerator fails to initialise Expat's hash salt during initialization
Successful exploitation allows denial of
service attacks against Expat by constructing an XML document that would cause
pathological hash collisions in Expat's internal data structures, consuming large
amounts CPU and RAM.
Python versions 3.8, 3.7, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4 and 2.7 on Windows
No known solution is available as of
01st November, 2018. Information regarding this issue will be updated once
solution details are available. For updates refer to Reference links.
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2018-14647|
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