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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 202402-33
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: PyYAML: Arbitrary Code Execution
     Date: February 26, 2024
     Bugs: #766228
       ID: 202402-33

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability has been found in PyYAML which can lead to arbitrary
code execution.

Background
==========

PyYAML is a YAML parser and emitter for Python.

Affected packages
=================

Package            Vulnerable    Unaffected
-----------------  ------------  ------------
dev-python/pyyaml  < 5.4         >= 5.4

Description
===========

A vulnerability has been discovered in PyYAML. Please review the CVE
identifier referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A vulnerability was discovered in the PyYAML library, where it is
susceptible to arbitrary code execution when it processes untrusted YAML
files through the full_load method or with the FullLoader loader.
Applications that use the library to process untrusted input may be
vulnerable to this flaw. This flaw allows an attacker to execute
arbitrary code on the system by abusing the python/object/new
constructor. This flaw is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2020-1747.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All PyYAML users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/pyyaml-5.4"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2020-14343
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-14343

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202402-33

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
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2024 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/

Gentoo: GLSA-202402-33: PyYAML: Arbitrary Code Execution

A vulnerability has been found in PyYAML which can lead to arbitrary code execution.

Summary

A vulnerability has been discovered in PyYAML. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.

Resolution

All PyYAML users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/pyyaml-5.4"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2020-14343 https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-14343

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202402-33

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 security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

Severity
Severity: Normal
Title: PyYAML: Arbitrary Code Execution
Date: February 26, 2024
Bugs: #766228
ID: 202402-33

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been found in PyYAML which can lead to arbitrary code execution.

Background

PyYAML is a YAML parser and emitter for Python.

Affected Packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected ----------------- ------------ ------------ dev-python/pyyaml < 5.4 >= 5.4

Impact

A vulnerability was discovered in the PyYAML library, where it is susceptible to arbitrary code execution when it processes untrusted YAML files through the full_load method or with the FullLoader loader. Applications that use the library to process untrusted input may be vulnerable to this flaw. This flaw allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system by abusing the python/object/new constructor. This flaw is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2020-1747.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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