Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2112-1 python-reportlab -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
20 Feb 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 942763.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-17626.
More information:

It was found that ReportLab, a Python library to create PDF documents, did not properly parse color strings, allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary code through a crafted input document.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.8-3+deb8u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-reportlab packages.

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