Does this apply to all past galaxy installs?  I have an older galaxy site I've 
been wanting to phase out rather than upgrade. For now I'd like to use a patch 
but site version (parent: 7148:17d57db9a7c0 ) predates any of the tags.  I 
presume I'd have to just implement the patch by hand?



Message: 7
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:55:57 -0400
From: Nate Coraor <>
To: Galaxy Development <>,
Subject: [galaxy-dev] Galaxy Security Vulnerability
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A security vulnerability was recently discovered by Inge Alexander Raknes that 
would allow a malicious person to execute arbitrary code on a Galaxy server. 
The vulnerability was in a method that uses Python "pickle" functionality to 
decode state information from tool forms. Because pickles can be used to 
instantiate arbitrary Python objects, tool states could be constructed to 
exploit this vulnerability.

 - pickle-2013.01.13.patch - This patch should apply cleanly (with offset/fuzz) 
to releases from 2013.01.13 up to 2013.08.12, and possibly older versions of 
Galaxy as well. Available at:

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