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Advisories

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5199-1
December 17, 2021

python3.6 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Python could be made to crash if it receives specially crafted input
from a malicious server.

Software Description:
- python3.6: An interactive high-level object-oriented language

Details:

It was discovered that the urllib.request.AbstractBasicAuthHandler class
in Python contains regex with a quadratic worst-case time complexity.
Specially crafted traffic from a malicious HTTP server could cause a
regular expression denial of service (ReDoS) condition for a client.
(CVE-2021-3733)

It was discovered that the Python urllib http client could enter into an
infinite loop when incorrectly handling certain server responses (100
Continue response). Specially crafted traffic from a malicious HTTP
server could cause a denial of service (DoS) condition for a client.
(CVE-2021-3737)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
     libpython3.6-stdlib             3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1.6
     python3.6                          3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1.6
     python3.6-minimal            3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1.6

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

References:
     https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5199-1
     CVE-2021-3733, CVE-2021-3737

Package Information:
     https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python3.6/3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1.6

Ubuntu 5199-1: Python vulnerabilities

December 17, 2021

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Summary: Python could be made to crash if it receives specially crafted input from a malicious server. Software Description: - python3.6: An interactive high-level object-oriented language Details: It was discovered that the urllib.request.AbstractBasicAuthHandler class in Python contains regex with a quadratic worst-case time complexity. Specially crafted traffic from a malicious HTTP server could cause a regular expression denial of service (ReDoS) condition for a client. (CVE-2021-3733) It was discovered that the Python urllib http client could enter into an infinite loop when incorrectly handling certain server responses (100 Continue response). Specially crafted traffic from a malicious HTTP server could cause a denial of service (DoS) condition for a client. (CVE-2021-3737)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: libpython3.6-stdlib 3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1.6 python3.6 3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1.6 python3.6-minimal 3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1.6 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5199-1

CVE-2021-3733, CVE-2021-3737

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5199-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python3.6/3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1.6

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