USN-3463-1: Werkzeug vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3463-1

25th October, 2017

python-werkzeug vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Werkzeug could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • python-werkzeug - collection of utilities for WSGI applications

Details

It was discovered that Werkzeug did not properly handle certain
web scripts. A remote attacker could use this to inject arbitrary
code via a field that contains an exception message.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
python3-werkzeug 0.10.4+dfsg1-1ubuntu1.1
python-werkzeug 0.10.4+dfsg1-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
python3-werkzeug 0.9.4+dfsg-1.1ubuntu2.1
python-werkzeug 0.9.4+dfsg-1.1ubuntu2.1

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.

References

CVE-2016-10516