Vigil@nce - Python: denial of service via urllib.request.AbstractBasicAuthHandler
March 2020 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
Impacted products: openSUSE Leap, Python, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Consequences: denial of service on client.
Provenance: internet server.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 31/01/2020.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
An attacker can trigger a fatal error via urllib.request.AbstractBasicAuthHandler of Python, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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