USN-996-1: Mako vulnerability

29 September 2010

mako vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Software Description

  • mako

Details

It was discovered that Mako incorrectly filtered single-quote characters when performing html filtering. An attacker could utilize this to perform cross-site scripting attacks.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
python-mako - 0.2.5-2ubuntu1.3

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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