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[SECURITY] [DLA 3460-1] python-mechanize security update

Debian LTS Advisory DLA-3460-1                debian-lts@lists.debian.org
https://www.debian.org/lts/security/                       Guilhem Moulin
June 20, 2023                                 https://wiki.debian.org/LTS

Package        : python-mechanize
Version        : 1:0.2.5-3+deb10u1
CVE ID         : CVE-2021-32837

Erik Krogh Kristensen and Rasmus Petersen from the GitHub Security Lab
discovered a ReDoS (Regular Expression Denial of Service) vulnerability
in python-mechanize, a library to automate interaction with websites
modeled after the Perl module WWW::Mechanize, which could lead to
Denial of Service when parsing a malformed authentication header.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your python-mechanize packages.

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

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS

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