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Setuptools: Man-in-the-Middle attack


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201310-09 / setuptools
Release Date October 10, 2013
Latest Revision October 10, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-python/setuptools < 0.8-r1 >= 0.8-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #479964


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

2.  Impact Information


Setuptools is a manager for Python packages.


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Setuptools users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated October 10, 2013

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