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           SUSE-SU-2019:13977-1 Security update for python-numpy
                               13 March 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           python-numpy
Publisher:         SUSE
Operating System:  SUSE
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-6446  

Reference:         ESB-2019.0459.4

Original Bulletin: 

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SUSE Security Update: Security update for python-numpy


Announcement ID:   SUSE-SU-2019:13977-1
Rating:            important
References:        #1122208
Cross-References:  CVE-2019-6446
Affected Products:
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


This update for python-numpy fixes the following issues:
Security issue fixed:

  o CVE-2019-6446: Set allow_pickle to false by default to restrict loading
    untrusted content (bsc#1122208). With this update we decrease the
    possibility of allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by
    misusing numpy.load(). A warning during runtime will show-up when the
    allow_pickle is not explicitly set.

NOTE: By applying this update the behavior of python-numpy changes, which might
break your application. In order to get the old behaviour back, you have to
explicitly set `allow_pickle` to True. Be aware that this should only be done
for trusted input, as loading untrusted input might lead to arbitrary code

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation
methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  o SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:
    zypper in -t patch sleposp3-python-numpy-13977=1
  o SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-python-numpy-13977=1

Package List:

  o SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3 (i586):
  o SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (ia64 ppc64 s390x):


  o https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-6446.html
  o https://bugzilla.suse.com/1122208

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