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    Gentoo: GLSA-202007-35: ReportLab: Arbitrary code execution

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    A vulnerability allowing arbitrary code execution was found in ReportLab.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 202007-35
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: ReportLab: Arbitrary code execution
         Date: July 27, 2020
         Bugs: #710738
           ID: 202007-35
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    A vulnerability allowing arbitrary code execution was found in
    ReportLab.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    ReportLab is an Open Source Python library for generating PDFs and
    graphics.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
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         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  dev-python/reportlab         < 3.5.42                  >= 3.5.42
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    ReportLab was found to be mishandling XML documents and may evaluate
    the contents without checking for their safety.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
    privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    All ReportLab users should upgrade to the latest version:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/reportlab-3.5.42"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2019-17626
          https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-17626
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202007-35
    
    Concerns?
    =========
    
    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
    License
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    Copyright 2020 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).
    
    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
    
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
    

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