Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in pip, which may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or local attackers to conduct symlink attacks.
|Package||dev-python/pip on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.3.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.3.1|
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All pip users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/pip-1.3.1"