ipython@8.0.0 vulnerabilities

IPython: Productive Interactive Computing

Direct Vulnerabilities

Known vulnerabilities in the ipython package. This does not include vulnerabilities belonging to this package’s dependencies.

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Vulnerability Vulnerable Version
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Remote Code Execution (RCE)

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Remote Code Execution (RCE) with very specific prerequisites.

This vulnerability requires that the function IPython.utils.terminal.set_term_title be called on Windows in a Python environment where ctypes is not available. The dependency on ctypes in IPython.utils._process_win32 prevents the vulnerable code from ever being reached in the ipython binary.

However, as a library that could be used by another tool set_term_title could be called and hence introduce a vulnerability. Should an attacker get untrusted input to an instance of this function they would be able to inject shell commands as current process and limited to the scope of the current process. Users of ipython as a library are advised to upgrade. Users unable to upgrade should ensure that any calls to the IPython.utils.terminal.set_term_title function are done with trusted or filtered input.

How to fix Remote Code Execution (RCE)?

Upgrade ipython to version 8.10.0 or higher.

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Arbitrary Code Execution

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Arbitrary Code Execution by not properly managing cross-user temporary files. This vulnerability allows one user to run code as another on the same machine.

How to fix Arbitrary Code Execution?

Upgrade ipython to version 7.16.3, 7.31.1, 8.0.1 or higher.

[,7.16.3) [7.17.0,7.31.1) [8.0.0,8.0.1)