USN-4668-3: python-apt regression
4 January 2021
USN-4668-1 introduced a regression in python-apt.
- python-apt - Python interface to libapt-pkg
USN-4668-1 fixed vulnerabilities in python-apt. The update caused a
regression when using certain APIs with a file handle. This update fixes
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory details:
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.