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USN-3585-1: Twisted vulnerability

5 March 2018

Twisted could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.



  • twisted - Event-based framework for internet applications


It was discovered that Twisted incorrectly handled certain HTTP requests.
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 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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