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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 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.

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