#VU72036 Error Handling in python-cryptography

Published: 2023-02-08 | Updated: 2023-07-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU72036

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-23931


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Universal components / Libraries / Programming Languages & Components

Vendor: Python Cryptographic Authority


The vulnerability allows an attacker to misuse Python API.

The vulnerability exists due to a soundness bug within the Cipher.update_into function, which can allow immutable objects (such as bytes) to be mutated. A malicious programmer can misuse Python API to introduce unexpected behavior into the application.

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Vulnerable software versions

python-cryptography: 0.8 - 39.0.0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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