USN-4333-2: Python vulnerabilities
30 April 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in Python.
- python3.8 - Interactive high-level object-oriented language (version 3.8)
USN-4333-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Python. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Python incorrectly stripped certain characters from requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform CRLF injection. (CVE-2019-18348)
It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain HTTP requests. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2020-8492)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.