USN-4273-1: ReportLab vulnerability

06 February 2020

ReportLab could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • python-reportlab - library to create PDF documents

Details

It was discovered that ReportLab incorrectly handled certain XML documents.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially
crafted document, a remote 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 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

References