[Python-checkins] bpo-42988: Remove the pydoc getfile feature (GH-25015)

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Mon Mar 29 08:41:01 EDT 2021


https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/9b999479c0022edfc9835a8a1f06e046f3881048
commit: 9b999479c0022edfc9835a8a1f06e046f3881048
branch: master
author: Victor Stinner <vstinner at python.org>
committer: vstinner <vstinner at python.org>
date: 2021-03-29T14:40:40+02:00
summary:

bpo-42988: Remove the pydoc getfile feature (GH-25015)

CVE-2021-3426: Remove the "getfile" feature of the pydoc module which
could be abused to read arbitrary files on the disk (directory
traversal vulnerability). Moreover, even source code of Python
modules can contain sensitive data like passwords. Vulnerability
reported by David Schwörer.

files:
A Misc/NEWS.d/next/Security/2021-03-24-14-16-56.bpo-42988.P2aNco.rst
M Lib/pydoc.py
M Lib/test/test_pydoc.py

diff --git a/Lib/pydoc.py b/Lib/pydoc.py
index 282a917998340..753ea97ba0c2a 100755
--- a/Lib/pydoc.py
+++ b/Lib/pydoc.py
@@ -2456,9 +2456,6 @@ def page(self, title, contents):
 %s</head><body bgcolor="#f0f0f8">%s<div style="clear:both;padding-top:.5em;">%s</div>
 </body></html>''' % (title, css_link, html_navbar(), contents)
 
-        def filelink(self, url, path):
-            return '<a href="getfile?key=%s">%s</a>' % (url, path)
-
 
     html = _HTMLDoc()
 
@@ -2544,19 +2541,6 @@ def bltinlink(name):
             'key = %s' % key, '#ffffff', '#ee77aa', '<br>'.join(results))
         return 'Search Results', contents
 
-    def html_getfile(path):
-        """Get and display a source file listing safely."""
-        path = urllib.parse.unquote(path)
-        with tokenize.open(path) as fp:
-            lines = html.escape(fp.read())
-        body = '<pre>%s</pre>' % lines
-        heading = html.heading(
-            '<big><big><strong>File Listing</strong></big></big>',
-            '#ffffff', '#7799ee')
-        contents = heading + html.bigsection(
-            'File: %s' % path, '#ffffff', '#ee77aa', body)
-        return 'getfile %s' % path, contents
-
     def html_topics():
         """Index of topic texts available."""
 
@@ -2648,8 +2632,6 @@ def get_html_page(url):
                 op, _, url = url.partition('=')
                 if op == "search?key":
                     title, content = html_search(url)
-                elif op == "getfile?key":
-                    title, content = html_getfile(url)
                 elif op == "topic?key":
                     # try topics first, then objects.
                     try:
diff --git a/Lib/test/test_pydoc.py b/Lib/test/test_pydoc.py
index 2f502627f4d0a..3bc0e9e6b53b1 100644
--- a/Lib/test/test_pydoc.py
+++ b/Lib/test/test_pydoc.py
@@ -1374,18 +1374,12 @@ def test_url_requests(self):
             ("topic?key=def", "Pydoc: KEYWORD def"),
             ("topic?key=STRINGS", "Pydoc: TOPIC STRINGS"),
             ("foobar", "Pydoc: Error - foobar"),
-            ("getfile?key=foobar", "Pydoc: Error - getfile?key=foobar"),
             ]
 
         with self.restrict_walk_packages():
             for url, title in requests:
                 self.call_url_handler(url, title)
 
-            path = string.__file__
-            title = "Pydoc: getfile " + path
-            url = "getfile?key=" + path
-            self.call_url_handler(url, title)
-
 
 class TestHelper(unittest.TestCase):
     def test_keywords(self):
diff --git a/Misc/NEWS.d/next/Security/2021-03-24-14-16-56.bpo-42988.P2aNco.rst b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/Security/2021-03-24-14-16-56.bpo-42988.P2aNco.rst
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000000..4b42dd05305a8
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/Security/2021-03-24-14-16-56.bpo-42988.P2aNco.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,4 @@
+CVE-2021-3426: Remove the ``getfile`` feature of the :mod:`pydoc` module which
+could be abused to read arbitrary files on the disk (directory traversal
+vulnerability). Moreover, even source code of Python modules can contain
+sensitive data like passwords. Vulnerability reported by David Schwörer.



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