FreeBSD : Jupyter notebook -- open redirect vulnerability (fe7e322f-522d-11e9-98b5-216e512dad89)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 123540


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Jupyter blog :

Login pages tend to take a parameter for redirecting back to a page after successful login, e.g. /login?next=/notebooks/mynotebook.ipynb, so that you aren't disrupted too much if you try to visit a page, but have to authenticate first. An Open Redirect Vulnerability is when a malicious person crafts a link pointing to the login page of a trusted site, but setting the 'redirect after successful login' parameter to send the user to their own site, instead of a page on the authenticated site (the notebook or JupyterHub server), e.g.
/login?next= This doesn't necessarily compromise anything immediately, but it enables phishing if users don't notice that the domain has changed, e.g. by showing a fake 're-enter your password' page. Servers generally have to validate the redirect URL to avoid this. Both JupyterHub and Notebook already do this, but the validation didn't take into account all possible ways to redirect to other sites, so some malicious URLs could still be crafted to redirect away from the server (the above example does not work in any recent version of either package). Only certain browsers (Chrome and Firefox, not Safari) could be redirected from the JupyterHub login page, but all browsers could be redirected away from a standalone notebook server.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 123540

File Name: freebsd_pkg_fe7e322f522d11e998b5216e512dad89.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 4/1/2019

Updated: 1/27/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py27-notebook, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py35-notebook, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py36-notebook, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py37-notebook, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/29/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/28/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-10255