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USN-1897-1: PyMongo vulnerability

3 July 2013

PyMongo could be made to crash under certain conditions.



  • pymongo - Python interface to the MongoDB document-oriented database


Jibbers McGee discovered that PyMongo incorrectly handled certain invalid
DBRefs. An attacker could use this issue to cause PyMongo to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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