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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3496-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3496-1
Posted Nov 28, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3496-1 - It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled decoding certain strings. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, python
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-1000158
MD5 | 41b98a01dccbfb51a73270c60534efa7

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3496-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3496-1
November 28, 2017

python2.7 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Python could be made to run arbitrary code.

Software Description:
- python2.7: An interactive high-level object-oriented language

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 17.04:
python2.7=C2=A02.7.13-2ubuntu0.1
python2.7-minimal=C2=A02.7.13-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
python2.7=C2=A02.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.2
python2.7-minimal=C2=A02.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
python2.7=C2=A02.7.6-8ubuntu0.4
python2.7-minimal=C2=A02.7.6-8ubuntu0.4

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3496-1
CVE-2017-1000158

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.13-2ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.
2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.6-8ubuntu0.4

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