Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : moin vulnerabilities (USN-3137-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95318


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


It was discovered that MoinMoin did not properly sanitize certain inputs, 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-moinmoin package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95318

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3137-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/25

Modified: 2016/12/07

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:ND


Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-moinmoin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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: 2016/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7146, CVE-2016-7148, CVE-2016-9119

OSVDB: 146586, 146587, 146588

USN: 3137-1