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    Ubuntu 4601-1: pip vulnerability

    Date 22 Oct 2020
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    pip could be made to overwrite files as the administrator.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4601-1
    October 22, 2020
    python-pip vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    pip could be made to overwrite files as the administrator.
    Software Description:
    - python-pip: Python package installer
    It was discovered that pip did not properly sanitize the filename during
    pip install. A remote attacker could possible use this issue to read and
    write arbitrary files on the host filesystem as root, resulting in a
    directory traversal attack. (CVE-2019-20916)
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      python-pip                      9.0.1-2.3~ubuntu1.18.04.4
      python3-pip                     9.0.1-2.3~ubuntu1.18.04.4
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:

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