Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1998-1 python-psutil -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 18 Nov 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-18874.
- More information:
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.
psutil (aka python-psutil) through 5.6.5 can have a double free. This occurs because of refcount mishandling within a while or for loop that converts system data into a Python object.
For Debian 8
Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.1-1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your python-psutil packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS