[USN-1897-1] PyMongo vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Jul 3 18:06:15 UTC 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1897-1
July 03, 2013

pymongo vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


PyMongo could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Software Description:
- pymongo: Python interface to the MongoDB document-oriented database


Jibbers McGee discovered that PyMongo incorrectly handled certain invalid
DBRefs. An attacker could use this issue to cause PyMongo to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.04:
  python-bson                     2.2-4ubuntu0.1
  python-bson-ext                 2.2-4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
  python-bson                     2.2-2ubuntu0.1
  python-bson-ext                 2.2-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  python-bson                     2.1-1ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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