Ubuntu 4940-1: PyYAML vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4940-1
May 10, 2021

pyyaml vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

PyYAML could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted YAML
file.

Software Description:
- pyyaml: YAML parser and emitter for Python

Details:

It was discovered that PyYAML incorrectly handled untrusted YAML files with
the FullLoader loader. 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 20.10:
  python3-yaml                    5.3.1-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  python-yaml                     5.3.1-1ubuntu0.1
  python3-yaml                    5.3.1-1ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4940-1
  CVE-2020-14343

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pyyaml/5.3.1-2ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pyyaml/5.3.1-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 4940-1: PyYAML vulnerability

May 10, 2021

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 20.10 - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Summary: PyYAML could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted YAML file. Software Description: - pyyaml: YAML parser and emitter for Python Details: It was discovered that PyYAML incorrectly handled untrusted YAML files with the FullLoader loader. 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 20.10: python3-yaml 5.3.1-2ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: python-yaml 5.3.1-1ubuntu0.1 python3-yaml 5.3.1-1ubuntu0.1 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4940-1

CVE-2020-14343

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4940-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pyyaml/5.3.1-2ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pyyaml/5.3.1-1ubuntu0.1

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