pyyaml -- security update

2014-12-29T00:00:00
ID DSA-3115
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2014-12-29T00:00:00

Description

Jonathan Gray and Stanislaw Pitucha found an assertion failure in the way wrapped strings are parsed in Python-YAML, a YAML parser and emitter for Python. An attacker able to load specially crafted YAML input into an application using python-yaml could cause the application to crash.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 3.10-4+deb7u1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.11-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.11-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your pyyaml packages.