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

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Tue Mar 12 17:10:52 MDT 2019

   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:

   - 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 execution.

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:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch sleposp3-python-numpy-13977=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-python-numpy-13977=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3 (i586):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (ia64 ppc64 s390x):



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