CVE-2020-8492

NameCVE-2020-8492
DescriptionPython 2.7 through 2.7.17, 3.5 through 3.5.9, 3.6 through 3.6.10, 3.7 through 3.7.6, and 3.8 through 3.8.1 allows an HTTP server to conduct Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) attacks against a client because of urllib.request.AbstractBasicAuthHandler catastrophic backtracking.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2280-1, DLA-3432-1, ELA-239-1, ELA-853-1
Debian Bugs970099

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
python2.7 (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)2.7.9-2-ds1-1+deb8u11fixed
stretch (security)2.7.13-2+deb9u6vulnerable
stretch (lts), stretch2.7.13-2+deb9u8fixed
buster2.7.16-2+deb10u1vulnerable
buster (security)2.7.16-2+deb10u3fixed
bullseye2.7.18-8+deb11u1fixed
python3.4 (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)3.4.2-1+deb8u15fixed
python3.5 (PTS)stretch (security)3.5.3-1+deb9u5fixed
stretch (lts), stretch3.5.3-1+deb9u8fixed
python3.7 (PTS)buster3.7.3-2+deb10u3fixed
buster (security)3.7.3-2+deb10u6fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
python2.7sourcejessie2.7.9-2-ds1-1+deb8u10ELA-853-1
python2.7sourcestretch2.7.13-2+deb9u7ELA-853-1
python2.7sourcebuster2.7.16-2+deb10u2DLA-3432-1
python2.7source(unstable)2.7.18-2low970099
python3.4sourcewheezy(unfixed)end-of-life
python3.4sourcejessie3.4.2-1+deb8u8ELA-239-1
python3.4source(unstable)(unfixed)
python3.5sourcestretch3.5.3-1+deb9u2DLA-2280-1
python3.5source(unstable)(unfixed)
python3.7sourcebuster3.7.3-2+deb10u2
python3.7source(unstable)(unfixed)
python3.8source(unstable)3.8.3~rc1-1

Notes

[jessie] - python3.4 <postponed> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - python2.7 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://bugs.python.org/issue39503
https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/18284
https://python-security.readthedocs.io/vuln/urllib-basic-auth-regex.html
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/0b297d4ff1c0e4480ad33acae793fbaf4bf015b4 (master)
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/ea9e240aa02372440be8024acb110371f69c9d41 (3.8-branch)
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/b57a73694e26e8b2391731b5ee0b1be59437388e (3.7-branch)
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/69cdeeb93e0830004a495ed854022425b93b3f3e (3.6-branch)
[wheezy] - python2.7 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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