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



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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5931-1
March 07, 2023

python3.8 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:
- python3.8: An interactive high-level object-oriented language

Details:

It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain inputs. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into running a specially
crafted input, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to 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:
python3.8 3.8.0-3ubuntu1~18.04.2+esm1
python3.8-minimal 3.8.0-3ubuntu1~18.04.2+esm1

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5931-1
CVE-2022-37454

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python3.8/3.8.0-3ubuntu1~18.04.2+esm1