#VU48600 Path traversal


Published: 2020-09-04 | Updated: 2022-07-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48600

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-20916

CWE-ID: CWE-22

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
py-pip
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor: www.pip-installer.org

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform directory traversal attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to input validation error when processing directory traversal sequences passed via URL to the install command within the _download_http_url() function in _internal/download.py. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request with the Content-Disposition header that contains directory traversal characters in the filename and overwrite the /root/.ssh/authorized_keys file.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

py-pip: 19.0 - 19.1.1


CPE

External links
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-10/msg00005.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-10/msg00010.html
http://github.com/gzpan123/pip/commit/a4c735b14a62f9cb864533808ac63936704f2ace
http://github.com/pypa/pip/compare/19.1.1...19.2
http://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/6413
http://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/09/msg00010.html


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