Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4663-1 python-reportlab -- security update

Date Reported:
25 Apr 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 discovered that python-reportlab, a Python library to create PDF documents, is prone to a code injection vulnerability while parsing a color attribute. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to execute arbitrary code if a specially crafted document is processed.

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.0-2+deb9u1.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 3.5.13-1+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-reportlab packages.

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