USN-1897-1: PyMongo vulnerability

3 July 2013

pymongo vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


PyMongo could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Software Description

  • pymongo - Python interface to the MongoDB document-oriented database


Jibbers McGee discovered that PyMongo incorrectly handled certain invalid DBRefs. An attacker could use this issue to cause PyMongo to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
python-bson - 2.2-4ubuntu0.1
python-bson-ext - 2.2-4ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.10
python-bson - 2.2-2ubuntu0.1
python-bson-ext - 2.2-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-bson - 2.1-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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