USN-3496-2: Python vulnerability

28 November 2017

python2.7 vulnerability



  • python2.7 - An interactive high-level object-oriented language


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

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