Incorrect Calculation

Affecting python2.7 package, versions <2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.12

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Overview

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Incorrect Calculation library/glob.html in the Python 2 and 3 documentation before 2016 has potentially misleading information about whether sorting occurs, as demonstrated by irreproducible cancer-research results. NOTE: the effects of this documentation cross application domains, and thus it is likely that security-relevant code elsewhere is affected. This issue is not a Python implementation bug, and there are no reports that NMR researchers were specifically relying on library/glob.html. In other words, because the older documentation stated "finds all the pathnames matching a specified pattern according to the rules used by the Unix shell," one might have incorrectly inferred that the sorting that occurs in a Unix shell also occurred for glob.glob. There is a workaround in newer versions of Willoughby nmr-data_compilation-p2.py and nmr-data_compilation-p3.py, which call sort() directly.

Remediation

Upgrade python2.7 to version or higher.

References

CVSS Score

7.5
low severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
CVE
CVE-2019-17514
CWE
CWE-682
Snyk ID
SNYK-UBUNTU1604-PYTHON27-589943
Disclosed
12 Oct, 2019
Published
22 Jul, 2020