This bug predates Galaxy's transition to mercurial - so I would
definitely encourage applying the patch by hand and restarting Galaxy.

-John

On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM, Dooley, Damion <damion.doo...@bccdc.ca> wrote:
> 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?
>
> Regards,
>
> Damion
>
>
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:55:57 -0400
> From: Nate Coraor <n...@bx.psu.edu>
> To: Galaxy Development <galaxy-dev@lists.bx.psu.edu>,
>         galaxy-annou...@lists.bx.psu.edu
> Subject: [galaxy-dev] Galaxy Security Vulnerability
> Message-ID: <d482333d-384e-49c8-8dd8-c752e4b0a...@bx.psu.edu>
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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: 
> https://depot.galaxyproject.org/patch/pickle-2013.01.13.patch
>
>
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