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Re: Vulnerabilities on python packages
Posted by: Abdullah Shahid
Date: September 08, 2023 07:29AM

Based on the information provided, it appears that the recent mysql-shell release for Linux does contain versions of the cryptography and setuptools Python packages that contain known vulnerabilities. Specifically:

The cryptography package versions included contain vulnerabilities CVE-2023-0286, CVE-2023-23931, and GHSA-5cpq-8wj7-hf2v. These allow for denial of service, information leaks, and other impacts if exploited.
The setuptools package version contains vulnerability CVE-2022-40897 which could allow arbitrary code execution if exploited.
Since mysql-shell relies on and bundles these specific Python package versions, it likely is affected by these vulnerabilities. Ideally, mysql-shell should update the bundled cryptography and setuptools packages to newer versions that contain fixes for these CVEs.

However, since these packages seem to be considered fixed requirements for the current release, mysql-shell may be limited in its ability to update them until a new version is released. As a workaround, users could potentially install newer versions of the Python packages separately on systems running mysql-shell, but that has tradeoffs as well.

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