USN-3496-2: Python vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3496-2
28th November, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Python could be made to run arbitrary code.
- python2.7 - An interactive high-level object-oriented language
USN-3496-1 fixed a vulnerability in Python. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled decoding certain strings.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
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.