Ubuntu 4273-1: ReportLab vulnerability

    Date 06 Feb 2020
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    ReportLab could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4273-1
    February 06, 2020
    python-reportlab vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    ReportLab could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
    specially crafted file.
    Software Description:
    - python-reportlab: library to create PDF documents
    It was discovered that ReportLab incorrectly handled certain XML documents.
    If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially
    crafted document, a remote 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 19.10:
      python-reportlab                3.5.23-1ubuntu0.1
      python3-reportlab               3.5.23-1ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      python-reportlab                3.4.0-3ubuntu0.1
      python3-reportlab               3.4.0-3ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      python-reportlab                3.3.0-1ubuntu0.1
      python3-reportlab               3.3.0-1ubuntu0.1
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:

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