Debian Security Advisory

DLA-989-1 jython -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 Jun 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 864859.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4000.
More information:

Alvaro Munoz and Christian Schneider discovered that Jython, an implementation of the Python language seamlessly integrated with Java, would execute arbitrary code when deserializing objects.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.5.2-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your jython packages.

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