GLSA-201310-09 : Setuptools: Man-in-the-Middle attack
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70382
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201310-09 (Setuptools: Man-in-the-Middle attack)
Setuptools does not check the integrity of downloaded Python packages.
A remote attacker could perform man-in-the-middle attacks to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Setuptools users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/setuptools-0.8-r1'