USN-2301-1: Jinja2 vulnerabilities

24 July 2014

jinja2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


A security issue was fixed in Jinja2.

Software Description

  • jinja2 - small but fast and easy to use stand-alone template engine


It was discovered that Jinja2 incorrectly handled temporary cache files and directories. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly gain privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
python-jinja2 - 2.6-1ubuntu0.1
python3-jinja2 - 2.6-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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