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

[USN-6280-1] PyPDF2 vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6280-1
August 10, 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 PDF files with certain
markers. 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 1.26.0-4ubuntu0.22.04.2

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
python-pypdf2 1.26.0-3ubuntu1.20.04.2
python3-pypdf2 1.26.0-3ubuntu1.20.04.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
python-pypdf2 1.26.0-2ubuntu0.1~esm2
python3-pypdf2 1.26.0-2ubuntu0.1~esm2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
python-pypdf2 1.25.1-1ubuntu0.1~esm2
python3-pypdf2 1.25.1-1ubuntu0.1~esm2

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


Package Information: