Gentoo: 201310-09 Setuptools: Man-in-the-Middle attack
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A vulnerability in Setuptools could allow remote attackers to perform man-in-the-middle attacks.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201310-09
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Setuptools: Man-in-the-Middle attack
     Date: October 10, 2013
     Bugs: #479964
       ID: 201310-09

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Setuptools could allow remote attackers to perform
man-in-the-middle attacks.

Background
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Setuptools is a manager for Python packages.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  dev-python/setuptools        < 0.8-r1                  >= 0.8-r1

Description
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Setuptools does not check the integrity of downloaded Python packages.

Impact
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A remote attacker could perform man-in-the-middle attacks to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Setuptools users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/setuptools-0.8-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-1633
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1633

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201310-09.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).

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Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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