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<glsa id="201309-05">
<title>pip: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in pip, which may allow
remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or local attackers to conduct
symlink attacks.
<product type="ebuild">pip</product>
<announced>September 12, 2013</announced>
<revised>September 12, 2013: 1</revised>
<access>local, remote</access>
<package name="dev-python/pip" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.3.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.3.1</vulnerable>
<p>pip is a tool for installing and managing Python packages.</p>
<p>Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in pip. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
<impact type="normal">
<p>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
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All pip users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-python/pip-1.3.1"
<uri link="">CVE-2013-1629</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2013-1888</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:41:57 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:57:59 +0000">