USN-4668-4: python-apt vulnerability
11 January 2021
python-apt could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
- python-apt - Python interface to libapt-pkg
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.
- USN-4668-1: python-apt, python-apt-dev, python3-apt, python-apt-doc, python-apt-common