[ubuntu/xenial-security] python2.7 2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.4 (Accepted)

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Nov 13 15:25:20 UTC 2018

python2.7 (2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.4) xenial-security; urgency=medium

  * SECURITY UPDATE: heap buffer overflow via race condition
    - debian/patches/CVE-2018-1000030-1.patch: stop crashes when iterating
      over a file on multiple threads in Lib/test/test_file2k.py,
    - debian/patches/CVE-2018-1000030-2.patch: fix crash when multiple
      threads iterate over a file in Lib/test/test_file2k.py,
    - CVE-2018-1000030
  * SECURITY UPDATE: command injection in shutil module
    - debian/patches/CVE-2018-1000802.patch: use subprocess rather than
      distutils.spawn in Lib/shutil.py.
    - CVE-2018-1000802
  * SECURITY UPDATE: DoS via catastrophic backtracking
    - debian/patches/CVE-2018-106x.patch: fix expressions in
      Lib/difflib.py, Lib/poplib.py. Added tests to
      Lib/test/test_difflib.py, Lib/test/test_poplib.py.
    - CVE-2018-1060
    - CVE-2018-1061
  * SECURITY UPDATE: incorrect Expat hash salt initialization
    - debian/patches/CVE-2018-14647.patch: call SetHashSalt in
      Include/pyexpat.h, Modules/_elementtree.c, Modules/pyexpat.c.
    - CVE-2018-14647

python2.7 (2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.3) xenial-proposed; urgency=medium

  * Some performance improvements: LP: #1638695.
    - Build the _math.o object file without -fPIC for static builds.
  * Rename md5_* functions to _Py_md5_*. Closes: #868366. LP: #1734109.
  * Explicitly use the system python for byte compilation in postinst scripts.
    LP: #1682934.
  * Fix issue #22636: Avoid shell injection problems with
    ctypes.util.find_library(). LP: #1512068.

Date: 2018-11-12 17:53:12.869472+00:00
Changed-By: Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers at canonical.com>
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