Ubuntu 6347 Published by

A PyPDF2 security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, and 22.04 LTS.

[USN-6176-1] PyPDF2 vulnerability

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: