Python is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a flaw in the elementtree C accelerator. By using a specially-crafted XML document, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a resource exhaustion.
Affected Products and Versions
Workarounds and Mitigations
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03 June 2019: Original version published
16 July 2019 : Updated for Python 3.6 Availability
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06 July 2020