Debian: DSA-3115-1: pyyaml security update

    Date29 Dec 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Jonathan Gray and Stanislaw Pitucha found an assertion failure in the way wrapped strings are parsed in Python-YAML, a YAML parser and emitter for Python. An attacker able to load specially crafted YAML input into an application using python-yaml could cause the application to crash.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3115-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    December 29, 2014                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pyyaml
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-9130
    Debian Bug     : 772815
    
    Jonathan Gray and Stanislaw Pitucha found an assertion failure in the 
    way wrapped strings are parsed in Python-YAML, a YAML parser and emitter 
    for Python. An attacker able to load specially crafted YAML input into an
    application using python-yaml could cause the application to crash.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.10-4+deb7u1.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been
    fixed in version 3.11-2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.11-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your pyyaml packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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