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|Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201206-17 ] virtualenv: Insecure temporary file usage
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: virtualenv: Insecure temporary file usage (GLSA 201206-17)
Date: June 22, 2012
An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in virtualenv,
possibly allowing symlink attacks.
virtualenv is a virtual Python environment builder.
Vulnerable: < 1.5.1
Unaffected: >= 1.5.1
Architectures: All supported architectures
The virtualenv.py script in virtualenv does not handle temporary files
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All virtualenv users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/virtualenv-1.5.1"