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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 202003-45 ] PyYAML Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: PyYAML: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 202003-45)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: 2020-03-19
Bug(s): #659348
ID: 202003-45


A flaw in PyYAML might allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.


PyYAML is a YAML parser and emitter for Python.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-python/pyyaml
Vulnerable: < 5.1
Unaffected: >= 5.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


It was found that using yaml.load() API on untrusted input could lead to
arbitrary code execution.


A remote attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted input
in an application using yaml.load() from PyYAML, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All PyYAML users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/pyyaml-5.1"


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