Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : horizon vulnerabilities (USN-1439-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59033


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


Matthias Weckbecker discovered a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Horizon via the log viewer refrash mechanism. If a user were tricked into viewing a specially crafted log message, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents or steal confidential data within the same domain. (CVE-2012-2094)

Thomas Biege discovered a session fixation vulnerability in Horizon.
An attacker could exploit this to potentially allow access to unauthorized information and capabilities. (CVE-2012-2144).

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-django-horizon package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59033

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1439-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/05/08

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-django-horizon, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2094, CVE-2012-2144

OSVDB: 81741, 81742

USN: 1439-1