Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime

Affecting python-apt package, versions <1.8.4.2

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Overview

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime. Various memory and file descriptor leaks were found in apt-python files python/arfile.cc, python/tag.cc, python/tarfile.cc, aka GHSL-2020-170. This issue affects: python-apt 1.1.0beta1 versions prior to 1.1.0beta1ubuntu0.16.04.10; 1.6.5ubuntu0 versions prior to 1.6.5ubuntu0.4; 2.0.0ubuntu0 versions prior to 2.0.0ubuntu0.20.04.2; 2.1.3ubuntu1 versions prior to 2.1.3ubuntu1.1;

Remediation

Upgrade python-apt to version or higher.

References

CVSS Score

2.8
low severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    Low
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
CVE
CVE-2020-27351
CWE
CWE-772
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN10-PYTHONAPT-1050019
Disclosed
10 Dec, 2020
Published
10 Dec, 2020