Published on September 23rd, 2022 📆 | 6564 Views ⚑0
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5629-1 – Torchsec
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5629-1
September 22, 2022
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
Python could be made to redirect web traffic if its http.server
received a specially crafted request.
- python3.5: An interactive high-level object-oriented language
It was discovered that the Python http.server module incorrectly handled
certain URIs. An attacker could potentially use this to redirect web
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
After a standard system update you need to restart the python3
http.server to make all the necessary changes.