Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : paste vulnerability (USN-1026-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51073


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


It 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.

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-paste package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51073

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1026-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/12/08

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-paste, 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: 2010/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2477

BID: 41160

OSVDB: 65809

USN: 1026-1