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Debian: Security Advisory for ipython (DSA-5065-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.6

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 months ago

Modified

Modified

6 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'ipython' package(s) announced via the DSA-5065-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

It was discovered that IPython, an enhanced interactive Python shell, executed config files from the current working directory, which could result in cross-user attacks if run from a directory multiple users may write to.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'ipython' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 5.8.0-1+deb10u1. For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 7.20.0-1+deb11u1. We recommend that you upgrade your ipython packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)