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USN-4668-4: python-apt vulnerability

11 January 2021

python-apt could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Packages

Details

USN-4668-1 fixed a vulnerability in python-apt. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

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.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-4668-1: python3-apt, python-apt-dev, python-apt-doc, python-apt, python-apt-common