Mageia 2019-0370: python-psutil security update

    Date06 Dec 2019
    CategoryMageia
    139
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated python-psutil packages fix security vulnerability: Riccardo Schirone discovered that psutil incorrectly handled certain reference counting operations. An attacker could use this issue to cause psutil to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
    MGASA-2019-0370 - Updated python-psutil packages fix security vulnerability
    
    Publication date: 06 Dec 2019
    URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2019-0370.html
    Type: security
    Affected Mageia releases: 7
    CVE: CVE-2019-18874
    
    Updated python-psutil packages fix security vulnerability:
    
    Riccardo Schirone discovered that psutil incorrectly handled certain
    reference counting operations. An attacker could use this issue to cause
    psutil to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
    arbitrary code (CVE-2019-18874).
    
    References:
    - https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25791
    - https://usn.ubuntu.com/4204-1/
    - https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-18874
    
    SRPMS:
    - 7/core/python-psutil-5.6.7-1.mga7
    
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