USN-4668-1: python-apt vulnerability
9 December 2020
python-apt could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
- python-apt - Python interface to libapt-pkg
Kevin Backhouse discovered that python-apt incorrectly handled resources. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause python-apt to consume
resources, leading to a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-4668-4: python3-apt, python-apt-dev, python-apt-doc, python-apt, python-apt-common