[USN-6176-1] PyPDF2 vulnerability

Evan Caville evan.caville at canonical.com
Mon Jun 19 09:15:22 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6176-1
June 19, 2023

pypdf2 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


PyPDF2 could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted

Software Description:
- pypdf2: Pure-Python library built as a PDF toolkit (Python 3)


It was discovered that PyPDF2 incorrectly handled certain PDF files. If a
user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted
file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to consume system
resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   python3-pypdf2                  1.26.0-4ubuntu0.22.04.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   python-pypdf2                   1.26.0-3ubuntu1.20.04.1
   python3-pypdf2                  1.26.0-3ubuntu1.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   python-pypdf2                   1.26.0-2ubuntu0.1~esm1
   python3-pypdf2                  1.26.0-2ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   python-pypdf2                   1.25.1-1ubuntu0.1~esm1
   python3-pypdf2                  1.25.1-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

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


Package Information:

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