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USN-6525-1: pysha3 vulnerability

29 November 2023

pysha3 could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted data.

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Releases

Packages

  • pysha3 - SHA-3 (Keccak) hash implementation

Details

Nicky Mouha discovered that pysha incorrectly handled certain SHA-3
operations. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause pysha3 to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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

References

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