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A Python vulnerability security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS.



USN-5767-3: Python vulnerability


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5767-3
March 06, 2023

python3.6 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Python.

Software Description:
- python3.6: An interactive high-level object-oriented language

Details:

USN-5767-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Python. This update fixes the problem
for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

Nicky Mouha discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain SHA-3 internals.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2022-37454)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
python3.6 3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1.10

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

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5767-3
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5767-1
CVE-2022-37454,   https://launchpad.net/bugs/1995197

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python3.6/3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1.10