[USN-4754-5] Python vulnerability

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4754-5 February 08, 2022
python2.7 vulnerability ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
Python could be made to execute arbitrary code or denial of service if it received a specially crafted input.
Software Description: – python2.7: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
USN-4754-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Python. Because of a regression, a subsequent update removed the fix for CVE-2021-3177. This update reinstates the security fix for CVE-2021-3177 in Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2020-27619, CVE-2021-3177)
Update instructions:
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: python2.7 2.7.6-8ubuntu0.6+esm10 python2.7-minimal 2.7.6-8ubuntu0.6+esm10
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
References: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4754-5 ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4754-1 CVE-2021-3177