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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2019-17514): Python vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2019-17514): Python vulnerabilities

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
10/12/2019
Created
08/07/2020
Added
08/05/2020
Modified
05/01/2023

Description

library/glob.html in the Python 2 and 3 documentation before 2016 has potentially misleading information about whether sorting occurs, as demonstrated by irreproducible cancer-research results. NOTE: the effects of this documentation cross application domains, and thus it is likely that security-relevant code elsewhere is affected. This issue is not a Python implementation bug, and there are no reports that NMR researchers were specifically relying on library/glob.html. In other words, because the older documentation stated "finds all the pathnames matching a specified pattern according to the rules used by the Unix shell," one might have incorrectly inferred that the sorting that occurs in a Unix shell also occurred for glob.glob. There is a workaround in newer versions of Willoughby nmr-data_compilation-p2.py and nmr-data_compilation-p3.py, which call sort() directly.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-python2-7
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python2-7-minimal
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-4
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-4-minimal
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-5
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-5-minimal
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-6
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-6-minimal
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-7
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-7-minimal
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-8
  • ubuntu-upgrade-python3-8-minimal

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