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Ticket #177 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Secirity risk: easy_install reads a wiki page to get tarball path

Reported by: upadhyay@… Owned by: xi
Priority: highest Component: pyyaml
Severity: blocker Keywords:
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This is a *huge* security risk. Anyone can modify the wiki page: http://pyyaml.org/wiki/PyYAML, adding a malicious tarball location, that will be downloaded by easy_install and run as root on everyone who tries to install PyYAML.

At the very least please make the wiki page editable by only few people. Or make the pypi download location point to something more "reliable".

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by lericson

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by xi

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fixed by making the page read-only.

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