Ubuntu 3496-2: 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-3496-2
    November 28, 2017
    
    python2.7 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    
    Summary:
    
    Python could be made to run arbitrary code.
    
    Software Description:
    - python2.7: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
    
    Details:
    
    USN-3496-1 fixed a vulnerability in Python. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
    
    Original advisory 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 12.04 ESM:
      python2.7                       2.7.3-0ubuntu3.10
      python2.7-minimal               2.7.3-0ubuntu3.10
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3496-2
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3496-1
      CVE-2017-1000158
    
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