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USN-890-2: Python 2.5 vulnerabilities

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http://www.ubuntu.com – Referenced CVEs:  CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720 Description:  =========================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-890-2 January 21, 2010 python2.5 vulnerabilities CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720 =========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Ubuntu 8.10 Ubuntu 9.04 Ubuntu 9.10 This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: python2.5 2.5.2-2ubuntu6.1 python2.5-minimal 2.5.2-2ubuntu6.1 Ubuntu 8.10: python2.5 2.5.2-11.1ubuntu1.1 python2.5-minimal 2.5.2-11.1ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 9.04: python2.5 2.5.4-1ubuntu4.1 python2.5-minimal 2.5.4-1ubuntu4.1 Ubuntu 9.10: python2.5 2.5.4-1ubuntu6.1 python2.5-minimal 2.5.4-1ubuntu6.1 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any Python applications that use the PyExpat module to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: USN-890-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Expat. This update provides the corresponding updates for the PyExpat module in Python 2.5. Original advisory details: Jukka Taimisto, Tero Rontti and Rauli Kaksonen discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed XML. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-3720) It was discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed UTF-8 sequences. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2009-3560) (Distributions)