Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : pymongo vulnerability (USN-1897-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67188
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJibbers McGee discovered that PyMongo incorrectly handled certain invalid DBRefs. An attacker could use this issue to cause PyMongo to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-bson and / or python-bson-ext packages.