Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1925-1 python2.7 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Sep 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-16056.
More information:

A vulnerability was discovered in Python, an interactive high-level object-oriented language.

  • CVE-2019-16056

    The email module wrongly parses email addresses that contain multiple @ characters. An application that uses the email module and implements some kind of checks on the From/To headers of a message could be tricked into accepting an email address that should be denied.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.9-2+deb8u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your python2.7 packages.

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