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pip: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201309-05 / pip
Release Date September 12, 2013
Latest Revision September 12, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-python/pip < 1.3.1 >= 1.3.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #462616, #480202


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

2.  Impact Information


pip is a tool for installing and managing Python packages.


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


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All pip users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated September 12, 2013

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