USN-3496-1: Python vulnerability

28 November 2017

python2.7 vulnerability

Packages

  • 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
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References