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Ubuntu Security Update USN-3585-1: Twisted vulnerability

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  1. LinuxBot

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    Apr 25, 2017
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    twisted vulnerability

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

    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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

    Software Description

    • twisted - Event-based framework for internet applications

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

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    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

    To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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


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