[USN-4601-1] pip vulnerability
emilia.torino at canonical.com
Thu Oct 22 22:45:11 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4601-1
October 22, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
pip could be made to overwrite files as the administrator.
- python-pip: Python package installer
It was discovered that pip did not properly sanitize the filename during
pip install. A remote attacker could possible use this issue to read and
write arbitrary files on the host filesystem as root, resulting in a
directory traversal attack. (CVE-2019-20916)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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