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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.



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


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

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.