Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 LTS : lxml vulnerability (USN-2217-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that the lxml.html.clean module incorrectly stripped
control characters. An attacked could potentially exploit this to
conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected python-lxml and / or python3-lxml packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74136 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67159

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3146