ESB-2018.0665 - [Ubuntu] python-twisted: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote/unauthenticated - 2018-03-07


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                               ESB-2018.0665
           A vulnerability has been identified in python-twisted
                               7 March 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           python-twisted
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-1000111  

Reference:         ESB-2016.2292

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3585-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3585-1
March 05, 2018

twisted vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Twisted could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted
network traffic.

Software Description:
- - twisted: Event-based framework for internet applications

Details:

It was discovered that Twisted incorrectly handled certain HTTP
requests. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  python-twisted         16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
  python-twisted-bin     16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
  python-twisted-web     16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
  python3-twisted        16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  python-twisted         13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2
  python-twisted-bin	 13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2
  python-twisted-web 	 13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3585-1
CVE-2016-1000111

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/twisted/16.0.0-1ubuntu0.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/twisted/13.2.0-1ubuntu1.2

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