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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4127-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4127-1
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4127-1 - It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain pickle files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to consume memory, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It was discovered that Python incorrectly validated the domain when handling cookies. An attacker could possibly trick Python into sending cookies to the wrong domain. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, python
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-20406, CVE-2018-20852, CVE-2019-10160, CVE-2019-5010, CVE-2019-9636, CVE-2019-9948
MD5 | e76074b1a5a199b8a409717df47c39f3

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4127-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4127-1
September 09, 2019

python2.7, python3.5, python3.6, python3.7 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Python.

Software Description:
- python2.7: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
- python3.7: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
- python3.6: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
- python3.5: An interactive high-level object-oriented language

Details:

It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain pickle files. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to consume memory, leading to a
denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu
18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-20406)

It was discovered that Python incorrectly validated the domain when
handling cookies. An attacker could possibly trick Python into sending
cookies to the wrong domain. (CVE-2018-20852)

Jonathan Birch and Panayiotis Panayiotou discovered that Python incorrectly
handled Unicode encoding during NFKC normalization. An attacker could
possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2019-9636,
CVE-2019-10160)

Colin Read and Nicolas Edet discovered that Python incorrectly handled
parsing certain X509 certificates. An attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause Python to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-5010)

It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain urls. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to perform CRLF injection attacks.
(CVE-2019-9740, CVE-2019-9947)

Sihoon Lee discovered that Python incorrectly handled the local_file:
scheme. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass blacklist
meschanisms. (CVE-2019-9948)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
python2.7 2.7.16-2ubuntu0.1
python2.7-minimal 2.7.16-2ubuntu0.1
python3.7 3.7.3-2ubuntu0.1
python3.7-minimal 3.7.3-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
python2.7 2.7.15-4ubuntu4~18.04.1
python2.7-minimal 2.7.15-4ubuntu4~18.04.1
python3.6 3.6.8-1~18.04.2
python3.6-minimal 3.6.8-1~18.04.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
python2.7 2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.8
python2.7-minimal 2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.8
python3.5 3.5.2-2ubuntu0~16.04.8
python3.5-minimal 3.5.2-2ubuntu0~16.04.8

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4127-1
CVE-2018-20406, CVE-2018-20852, CVE-2019-10160, CVE-2019-5010,
CVE-2019-9636, CVE-2019-9740, CVE-2019-9947, CVE-2019-9948

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.16-2ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python3.7/3.7.3-2ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.15-4ubuntu4~18.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python3.6/3.6.8-1~18.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python2.7/2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.8
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python3.5/3.5.2-2ubuntu0~16.04.8
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