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|Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201310-09 ] Setuptools: Man-in-the-Middle attack
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Setuptools: Man-in-the-Middle attack (GLSA 201310-09)
Date: October 10, 2013
A vulnerability in Setuptools could allow remote attackers to
perform man-in-the-middle attacks.
Setuptools is a manager for Python packages.
Vulnerable: < 0.8-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.8-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Setuptools does not check the integrity of downloaded Python packages.
A remote attacker could perform man-in-the-middle attacks to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Setuptools users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/setuptools-0.8-r1"