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Gentoo: 201309-05 pip: Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in pip, which may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or local attackers to conduct symlink attacks.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201309-05
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: pip: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: September 12, 2013
     Bugs: #462616, #480202
       ID: 201309-05

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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              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-python/pip               < 1.3.1                    >= 1.3.1

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:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/pip-1.3.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-1629
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1629
[ 2 ] CVE-2013-1888
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1888

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201309-05.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
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