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Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 08:57:49 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Jan Lieskovsky <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        Daniel Callaghan <>,
        David Malcolm <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- python (SimpleXMLRPCServer): DoS
 (excessive CPU usage) via malformed XML-RPC / HTTP POST request

On 02/13/2012 07:03 AM, Jan Lieskovsky wrote:
> Hello Kurt, Steve, vendors,
>   we have been notified by Daniel Callaghan via:
> [1]
> about a denial of service flaw present in the way
> Simple XML-RPC Server module of Python processed
> client connections, that were closed prior the
> complete request body has been received. A remote
> attacker could use this flaw to cause Python Simple
> XML-RPC based server process to consume excessive
> amount of CPU.
> Issue has been reported upstream at:
> [2]
> Could you allocate a CVE identifier for this?
> Thank you && Regards, Jan.
> -- 
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

Please use CVE-2012-0845 for this issue.

Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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