USN-3841-1: lxml vulnerability

10 December 2018

lxml vulnerability

Packages

  • lxml - pythonic binding for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries

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 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References