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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2941-1 (lxml - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

It was discovered that clean_html() function of lxml (pythonic bindings for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries) performed insufficient sanitisation for some non-printable characters. This could lead to cross-site scripting.

Affected Software

Affected Software

lxml on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.2-1+deb7u1. For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.5-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.5-1. We recommend that you upgrade your lxml packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)