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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://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-3496-1
  CVE-2017-1000158

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.13-2ubuntu0.1
  .
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  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.6-8ubuntu0.4

Ubuntu 3496-1: Python vulnerability

November 28, 2017
Python could be made to run arbitrary code.

Summary

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://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-3496-1

  CVE-2017-1000158

Severity
November 28, 2017

Package Information

  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.13-2ubuntu0.1   . 2   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.6-8ubuntu0.4

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