CVE-2019-6446

NameCVE-2019-6446
DescriptionAn issue was discovered in NumPy 1.16.0 and earlier. It uses the pickle Python module unsafely, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted serialized object, as demonstrated by a numpy.load call.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
python-numpy (PTS)jessie1:1.8.2-2vulnerable
stretch1:1.12.1-3fixed
buster, sid1:1.16.1-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
python-numpysource(unstable)1:1.10.4-1high

Notes

[jessie] - python-numpy <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://github.com/numpy/numpy/issues/12759
For upstream this works as intended and is documented.
https://github.com/numpy/numpy/commit/a2bd3a7eabfe053d6d16a2130fdcad9e5211f6bb
added support to disable use of picke in load/save, marking that as the fixed
version. The use of that is at the discretion of anyone using numpy
Further discussion at https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/12889

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