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  • Malicious typosquatting packages in PyPI

    skcsirt-sa-20170909-pypi vulnerability announcement from SK-CSIRT:

    SK-CSIRT identified malicious software libraries in the official Python package repository, PyPI, posing as well known libraries. A prominent example is a fake package urllib-1.21.1.tar.gz, based upon a well known package urllib3-1.21.1.tar.gz. Such packages may have been downloaded by unwitting developer or administrator by various means, including the popular “pip” utility (pip install urllib). There is evidence that the fake packages have indeed been downloaded and incorporated into software multiple times between June 2017 and September 2017.

    (tags: pypi python typos urllib security malware)

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