Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : paste vulnerability (USN-1026-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51073
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Python Paste did not properly sanitize certain strings, resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same domain.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-paste package.