Setuptools: Man-in-the-Middle attack

2013-10-10T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201310-09
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2013-10-10T00:00:00

Description

Background

Setuptools is a manager for Python packages.

Description

Setuptools does not check the integrity of downloaded Python packages.

Impact

A remote attacker could perform man-in-the-middle attacks to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Setuptools users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/setuptools-0.8-r1"