Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : mako vulnerability (USN-996-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49765
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Mako incorrectly filtered single-quote characters when performing html filtering. An attacker could utilize this to perform cross-site scripting attacks.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-mako package.