Debian DSA-4810-1 : lxml - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 144189
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VPR Score: 3


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Yaniv Nizry discovered that the clean module of lxml, Python bindings for libxml2 and libxslt could be bypassed.


Upgrade the lxml packages.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 4.3.2-1+deb10u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 144189

File Name: debian_DSA-4810.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/14/2020

Updated: 12/16/2020

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lxml, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/13/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-27783

DSA: 4810