GLSA-201309-05 : pip: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69861


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201309-05 (pip: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in pip. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could conduct a Man-in-the-Middle attack to cause pip to execute arbitrary code. A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All pip users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/pip-1.3.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69861

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201309-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/09/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pip, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1629, CVE-2013-1888

OSVDB: 91555, 95656

GLSA: 201309-05