USN-3496-3: Python vulnerability

28 November 2017

Python could be made to run arbitrary code.



  • python3.4 - An interactive high-level object-oriented language
  • python3.5 - An interactive high-level object-oriented language


USN-3496-1 fixed a vulnerability in Python2.7. This update provides
the corresponding update for versions 3.4 and 3.5.

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 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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


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