Ubuntu 3585-1: Twisted vulnerability

    Date06 Mar 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    5719
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Twisted could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3585-1
    March 05, 2018
    
    twisted vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Twisted could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted
    network traffic.
    
    Software Description:
    - twisted: Event-based framework for internet applications
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Twisted incorrectly handled certain HTTP
    requests. 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 16.04 LTS:
      python-twisted                  16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
      python-twisted-bin              16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
      python-twisted-web              16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
      python3-twisted                 16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      python-twisted                  13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2
      python-twisted-bin              13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2
      python-twisted-web              13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3585-1
      CVE-2016-1000111
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/twisted/16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/twisted/13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2
    
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