Security update for python-numpy

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):
    • python-numpy-1.3.0-
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (ia64 ppc64 s390x):
    • python-numpy-debuginfo-1.3.0-
    • python-numpy-debugsource-1.3.0-