pip: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201309-05

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

Affected Packages

dev-python/pip on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.3.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.3.1

Background

pip is a tool for installing and managing Python packages.

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

Release Date
September 12, 2013

Latest Revision
September 12, 2013: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

Bugzilla entries