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USN-6394-1: Python vulnerability

21 September 2023

Python could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted script.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain scripts.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code
or cause a crash.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-6394-2: libpython2.7-stdlib, libpython2.7-testsuite, python2.7-examples, libpython2.7-dev, idle-python2.7, python2.7-minimal, python2.7-dev, python2.7, python2.7-doc, libpython2.7, libpython2.7-minimal