[USN-4273-1] ReportLab vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Feb 6 20:11:40 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4273-1
February 06, 2020

python-reportlab vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 19.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


ReportLab could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- python-reportlab: library to create PDF documents


It was discovered that ReportLab incorrectly handled certain XML documents.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially
crafted document, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.10:
  python-reportlab                3.5.23-1ubuntu0.1
  python3-reportlab               3.5.23-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  python-reportlab                3.4.0-3ubuntu0.1
  python3-reportlab               3.4.0-3ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  python-reportlab                3.3.0-1ubuntu0.1
  python3-reportlab               3.3.0-1ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:

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