Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-lxml (MDVSA-2014:088)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated python-lxml packages fix security vulnerability :

The clean_html() function, provided by the lxml.html.clean module, did
not properly clean HTML input if it included non-printed characters
(\x01-\x08). A remote attacker could use this flaw to serve malicious
content to an application using the clean_html() function to process
HTML, possibly allowing the attacker to inject malicious code into a
website generated by this application (CVE-2014-3146).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0218.html

Solution :

Update the affected python-lxml package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74030 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3146

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