Debian DSA-2020-1 : ikiwiki - insufficient input sanitization

medium Nessus Plugin ID 45123



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


Ivan Shmakov discovered that the htmlscrubber component of ikiwiki, a wiki compiler, performs insufficient input sanitization on data:image/svg+xml URIs. As these can contain script code this can be used by an attacker to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.


For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.53.5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45123

File Name: debian_DSA-2020.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/23/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ikiwiki, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/20/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1195

BID: 38844

DSA: 2020