USN-1897-1: PyMongo vulnerability

03 July 2013

PyMongo could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

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.

References