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USN-4962-1: Babel vulnerability

19 May 2021

Babel code be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted input.



  • python-babel - tools for internationalizing Python applications


It was discovered that Babel incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An 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 21.04
Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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