python-defusedxml - XML bomb protection for Python stdlib modules (for Python 2)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name python-defusedxml
Package version 0.4.1
Package release 2build1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 171 B
Download size 34.21 KB
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The results of an attack on a vulnerable XML library can be fairly dramatic.
With just a few hundred bytes of XML data an attacker can occupy several
gigabytes of memory within seconds. An attacker can also keep
CPUs busy for a long time with a small to medium size request.
This library allows for XML to be parsed in a manner that avoids these
This package contains the module for the Python 2 interpreter.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-defusedxml_0.4.1-2ubuntu0.16.04.1_all.deb 0.4.1 all Ubuntu Updates Main
python-defusedxml_0.4.1-2ubuntu0.16.04.1_all.deb 0.4.1 all Ubuntu Updates Main
python-defusedxml_0.4.1-2build1_all.deb 0.4.1 all Ubuntu Universe
python-defusedxml - - -


Name Value
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~
python:any << 2.8


Type URL
Binary Package python-defusedxml_0.4.1-2build1_all.deb
Source Package defusedxml

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install python-defusedxml deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install python-defusedxml




2015-07-22 - Steve Langasek <>
defusedxml (0.4.1-2build1) wily; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for python3.5 transition
2014-06-29 - Nikolaus Rath <>
defusedxml (0.4.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Added Python 3 support.
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes needed)
* Updated VCS-* fields to canonical locations. 
* Added watch file.
2013-04-18 - Luke Faraone <>
defusedxml (0.4.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #705691)

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