CVE-2023-38898

NameCVE-2023-38898
DescriptionAn issue in Python cpython v.3.7 allows an attacker to obtain sensitive information via the _asyncio._swap_current_task component. NOTE: this is disputed by the vendor because (1) neither 3.7 nor any other release is affected (it is a bug in some 3.12 pre-releases); (2) there are no common scenarios in which an adversary can call _asyncio._swap_current_task but does not already have the ability to call arbitrary functions; and (3) there are no common scenarios in which sensitive information, which is not already accessible to an adversary, becomes accessible through this bug.
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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+deb8u12fixed
stretch (security)2.7.13-2+deb9u6fixed
stretch (lts), stretch2.7.13-2+deb9u9fixed
buster (security), buster, buster (lts)2.7.16-2+deb10u4fixed
bullseye2.7.18-8+deb11u1fixed
python3.11 (PTS)bookworm3.11.2-6+deb12u2fixed
sid3.11.9-1fixed
python3.12 (PTS)trixie, sid3.12.4-3fixed
python3.4 (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)3.4.2-1+deb8u18fixed
python3.5 (PTS)stretch (security)3.5.3-1+deb9u5fixed
stretch (lts), stretch3.5.3-1+deb9u10fixed
python3.7 (PTS)buster, buster (lts)3.7.3-2+deb10u8fixed
buster (security)3.7.3-2+deb10u7fixed
python3.9 (PTS)bullseye3.9.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
python2.7source(unstable)(not affected)
python3.10source(unstable)(not affected)
python3.11source(unstable)(not affected)
python3.12source(unstable)3.12.0~b4-1
python3.4source(unstable)(not affected)
python3.5source(unstable)(not affected)
python3.7source(unstable)(not affected)
python3.9source(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- python3.11 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
- python3.10 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
- python3.9 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
- python3.7 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
- python2.7 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Introduced in https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/a474e04388c2ef6aca75c26cb70a1b6200235feb (v3.12.0b1)
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/9e6f8d46150c1a0af09d68ce63c603cf321994aa (v3.12.0b4)
https://github.com/python/cpython/issues/105987
- python3.4 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
- python3.5 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)

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