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HistoryOct 12, 2019 - 1:15 p.m.

CVE-2019-17514

2019-10-1213:15:10
Google
osv.dev
4

AI Score

6.4

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.003

Percentile

71.0%

library/glob.html in the Python 2 and 3 documentation before 2016 has potentially misleading information about whether sorting occurs, as demonstrated by irreproducible cancer-research results. NOTE: the effects of this documentation cross application domains, and thus it is likely that security-relevant code elsewhere is affected. This issue is not a Python implementation bug, and there are no reports that NMR researchers were specifically relying on library/glob.html. In other words, because the older documentation stated β€œfinds all the pathnames matching a specified pattern according to the rules used by the Unix shell,” one might have incorrectly inferred that the sorting that occurs in a Unix shell also occurred for glob.glob. There is a workaround in newer versions of Willoughby nmr-data_compilation-p2.py and nmr-data_compilation-p3.py, which call sort() directly.

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AI Score

6.4

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.003

Percentile

71.0%