Ubuntu 3496-1: Python vulnerability

    Date28 Nov 2017
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Python could be made to run arbitrary code.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3496-1
    November 28, 2017
    
    python2.7 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 17.04
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Python could be made to run arbitrary code.
    
    Software Description:
    - python2.7: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled decoding certain
    strings. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary
    code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 17.04:
      python2.7                       2.7.13-2ubuntu0.1
      python2.7-minimal               2.7.13-2ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      python2.7                       2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.2
      python2.7-minimal               2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      python2.7                       2.7.6-8ubuntu0.4
      python2.7-minimal               2.7.6-8ubuntu0.4
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3496-1
      CVE-2017-1000158
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.13-2ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.
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      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.6-8ubuntu0.4
    
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