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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1998-1] python-psutil security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'python-psutil' package(s) announced via the DSA-1998-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

It was discovered that there were multiple double free vulnerabilities in python-psutil, a Python module providing convenience functions for accessing system process data. This was caused by incorrect reference counting handling within for/while loops that convert system data into said Python objects.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'python-psutil' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in python-psutil version 2.1.1-1+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your python-psutil packages.

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