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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201309-05 ] pip: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: pip: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201309-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: September 12, 2013
Bug(s): #462616, #480202
ID: 201309-05

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in pip, which may allow
remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or local attackers to conduct
symlink attacks.


Background

pip is a tool for installing and managing Python packages.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-python/pip
Vulnerable: < 1.3.1
Unaffected: >= 1.3.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in pip. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A remote attacker could conduct a Man-in-the-Middle attack to cause pip
to execute arbitrary code. A local attacker could perform symlink attacks
to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the
application.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All pip users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/pip-1.3.1"
   


References

CVE-2013-1629
CVE-2013-1888
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