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Debian: Security Advisory for lxml (DSA-4880-1)

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

1 year ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'lxml' package(s) announced via the DSA-4880-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Kevin Chung discovered that lxml, a Python binding for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries, did not properly sanitize its input. This would allow a malicious user to mount a cross-site scripting attack.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'lxml' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 4.3.2-1+deb10u3. We recommend that you upgrade your lxml packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)