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[GLSA-200502-09] Python: Arbitrary code execution through SimpleXMLRPCServer Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Python: Arbitrary code execution through SimpleXMLRPCServer

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-09
(Python: Arbitrary code execution through SimpleXMLRPCServer)

Graham Dumpleton discovered that XML-RPC servers making use of the
SimpleXMLRPCServer library that use the register_instance() method to
register an object without a _dispatch() method are vulnerable to a
flaw allowing to read or modify globals of the associated module.


A remote attacker may be able to exploit the flaw in such XML-RPC
servers to execute arbitrary code on the server host with the rights of
the XML-RPC server.


Python users that don't make use of any SimpleXMLRPCServer-based
XML-RPC servers, or making use of servers using only the
register_function() method are not affected.


All Python users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose dev-lang/python

Threat Level: High

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