Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-lxml (MDVSA-2015:112)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82365


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated python-lxml packages fix security vulnerability :

The clean_html() function, provided by the lxml.html.clean module, did not properly clean HTML input if it included non-printed characters (\x01-\x08). A remote attacker could use this flaw to serve malicious content to an application using the clean_html() function to process HTML, possibly allowing the attacker to inject malicious code into a website generated by this application (CVE-2014-3146).


Update the affected python-lxml, python-lxml-docs and / or python3-lxml packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82365

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-112.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-lxml, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-lxml-docs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python3-lxml, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3146

MDVSA: 2015:112