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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3496-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3496-2
Posted Nov 28, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3496-2 - USN-3496-1 fixed a vulnerability in Python. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled decoding certain strings. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, python
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-1000158
SHA-256 | 4a22f21aff027378e07779d79dadfe00a297d9391643a87ff58a459c0677471e

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3496-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3496-2
November 28, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

Python could be made to run arbitrary code.

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

Details:

USN-3496-1 fixed a vulnerability in Python. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 12.04 ESM:
python2.7=C2=A02.7.3-0ubuntu3.10
python2.7-minimal=C2=A02.7.3-0ubuntu3.10

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3496-2
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3496-1
CVE-2017-1000158

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