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USN-5629-1: Python vulnerability

22 September 2022

Python could be made to redirect web traffic if its http.server received a specially crafted request.

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Releases

Packages

  • python3.5 - An interactive high-level object-oriented language

Details

It was discovered that the Python http.server module incorrectly handled
certain URIs. An attacker could potentially use this to redirect web traffic.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

After a standard system update you need to restart the python3 http.server
to make all the necessary changes.

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