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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202405-10

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202405-10
Posted May 6, 2024
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202405-10 - A vulnerability has been discovered in Setuptools, which can lead to denial of service. Versions greater than or equal to 65.5.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2022-40897
SHA-256 | 9d475f8c8da07b760942da3f5a1041c71e7646a25b6f2b00610deed5d0ee1feb

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202405-10

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Severity: Normal
Title: Setuptools: Denial of Service
Date: May 05, 2024
Bugs: #879813
ID: 202405-10

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in Setuptools, which can lead to
denial of service.

Background
=========
Setuptools is a manager for Python packages.

Affected packages
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Package Vulnerable Unaffected
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dev-python/setuptools < 65.5.1 >= 65.5.1

Description
==========
A vulnerability has been discovered in Setuptools. See the impact field.

Impact
=====
An inefficiency in a regular expression may end in a denial of service
if an user is fetching malicious HTML from a package in PyPI or a custom
PackageIndex page.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All Setuptools users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">Þv-python/setuptools-65.5.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2022-40897
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2022-40897

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202405-10

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2024 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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