[USN-1449-1] feedparser vulnerability
jamie at canonical.com
Tue May 22 19:23:01 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1449-1
May 22, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Applications using feedparser could be made to crash if they fetched a
specially crafted feed.
- feedparser: Universal Feed Parser for Python
It was discovered that feedparser did not properly sanitize ENTITY
declarations in encoded fields. A remote attacker could exploit this to
cause a denial of service via memory exhaustion.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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