CVE-2018-20225 Detail

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in pip (all versions) because it installs the version with the highest version number, even if the user had intended to obtain a private package from a private index. This only affects use of the --extra-index-url option, and exploitation requires that the package does not already exist in the public index (and thus the attacker can put the package there with an arbitrary version number). NOTE: it has been reported that this is intended functionality and the user is responsible for using --extra-index-url securely.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1835736
https://cowlicks.website/posts/arbitrary-code-execution-from-pips-extra-index-url.html Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rb1adce798445facd032870d644eb39c4baaf9c4a7dd5477d12bb6ab2@%3Cgithub.arrow.apache.org%3E
https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/news/ Release Notes  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-20225
NVD Published Date:
05/08/2020
NVD Last Modified:
06/01/2020
Source:
MITRE