USN-3841-2: lxml vulnerability

10 December 2018

lxml vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

lxml could allow cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Software Description

  • lxml - pythonic binding for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries

Details

USN-3841-1 fixed a vulnerability in lxml. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that lxml incorrectly handled certain HTML files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
python-lxml - 2.3.2-1ubuntu0.3
python3-lxml - 2.3.2-1ubuntu0.3

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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