** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in NumPy 1.16.0 and earlier. It
uses the pickle Python module unsafely, which allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code via a crafted serialized object, as demonstrated by
a numpy.load call. NOTE: third parties dispute this issue because it is a
behavior that might have legitimate applications in (for example) loading
serialized Python object arrays from trusted and authenticated sources.
 mdeslaur> The following commit added an option that will allow disabling
 mdeslaur> the use of pickles in load and save operations:
 mdeslaur> That commit is included in xenial+
 mdeslaur> Marking this as low priority due to the limited reverse-depends
 mdeslaur> in main, and the fact that it may not be possible to switch the
 mdeslaur> default to false in stable releases without breaking use-cases.
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Trusty/esm:DNE (trusty was needed)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):needed
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):needed
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):needed
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Updated: 2019-04-26 14:31:42 UTC (commit 30899e40836d26e1bb5f0b072d31fd87b6cf3bd4)