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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201811-18 ] Tablib: Arbitrary command execution
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 02:10:46
Message-Id: 20181127020323.GB19214@monkey
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201811-18
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Tablib: Arbitrary command execution
     Date: November 27, 2018
     Bugs: #621884
       ID: 201811-18

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in Tablib might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary python commands.

Background
==========

Tablib is an MIT Licensed format-agnostic tabular dataset library,
written in Python. It allows you to import, export, and manipulate
tabular data sets.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  dev-python/tablib            < 0.12.1                  >= 0.12.1 

Description
===========

A vulnerability was discovered in Tablib's Databook loading
functionality, due to improper input validation.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by enticing the user to process a specially crafted
Databook via YAML, could possibly execute arbitrary python commands
with the privilege of the process.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Tablib users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/tablib-0.12.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-2810
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-2810

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-18

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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