[USN-4333-2] Python vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Thu Apr 30 12:47:19 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4333-2
April 30, 2020

python3.8 vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Python.

Software Description:
- python3.8: Interactive high-level object-oriented language (version 3.8)


USN-4333-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Python. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that Python incorrectly stripped certain characters from
 requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform CRLF injection.

 It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain HTTP requests.
 An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  python3.8                       3.8.2-1ubuntu1.1
  python3.8-minimal               3.8.2-1ubuntu1.1

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

  CVE-2019-18348, CVE-2020-8492

Package Information:
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