Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : mako vulnerability (USN-996-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49765


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that Mako incorrectly filtered single-quote characters when performing html filtering. An attacker could utilize this to perform cross-site scripting attacks.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected python-mako package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49765

File Name: ubuntu_USN-996-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/06

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-mako, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2480

BID: 41278

OSVDB: 65959

USN: 996-1