SUSE SLES12 Security Update : python3-lxml (SUSE-SU-2022:3460-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 165583

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE- SU-2022:3460-1 advisory.

- A XSS vulnerability was discovered in python-lxml's clean module. The module's parser didn't properly imitate browsers, which caused different behaviors between the sanitizer and the user's page. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to run arbitrary HTML/JS code. (CVE-2020-27783)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1179534

http://www.nessus.org/u?5bf4172e

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-27783

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 165583

File Name: suse_SU-2022-3460-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/30/2022

Updated: 9/30/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

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 Score Source: CVE-2020-27783

CVSS v3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-lxml, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-lxml-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/29/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-27783

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:3460-1