Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2488-1 python-apt -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
10 Dec 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-27351.
More information:

Various memory and file descriptor leaks were discovered in the Python interface to the APT package management runtime library, which could result in denial of service.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.4.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-apt packages.

For the detailed security status of python-apt please refer to its security tracker page at:

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