USN-73-1: Python vulnerability

4 February 2005

python2.2, python2.3 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

The Python developers discovered a flaw in the SimpleXMLRPCServer module. Python XML-RPC servers that used the register_instance() method to register an object, but do not have a dispatch() method, allowed remote users to access or change function internals using the im* and func_* attributes.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 4.10
python2.2
python2.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

References