SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-4333-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Python. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
It was discovered that Python incorrectly stripped certain characters from requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform CRLF injection. (CVE-2019-18348)
It was discovered that Python incorrectly handled certain HTTP requests. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2020-8492).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected python3.8 and / or python3.8-minimal packages.