Jython: Arbitrary code execution

2017-10-29T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201710-28
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2017-10-29T00:00:00

Description

Background

An implementation of Python written in Java.

Description

It was found that Jython is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution by sending a serialized function to the deserializer.

Impact

Remote execution of arbitrary code by enticing a user to execute malicious code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Jython users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-java/jython-2.7.0-r2"