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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201512-02 ] IPython Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: IPython: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201512-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 17, 2015
Bug(s): #560708
ID: 201512-02

Synopsis

A vulnerability in IPython could result in execution of arbitrary
JavaScript.


Background

IPython is an advanced interactive shell for Python.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-python/ipython
Vulnerable: < 3.2.1-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.2.1-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

IPython does not properly check the MIME type of a file.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted text
file using IPython, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
JavaScript with the privileges of the process.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All IPython users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/ipython-3.2.1-r1"
   


References

CVE-2015-7337
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