USN-1026-1: Python Paste vulnerability

7 December 2010

paste vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Software Description

  • paste

Details

It was discovered that Python Paste did not properly sanitize certain strings, 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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
python-paste - 1.7.2-4ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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