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USN-3841-2: lxml vulnerability

10 December 2018

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



  • lxml - pythonic binding for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries


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

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


Related notices

  • USN-3841-1: python-lxml-doc, python3-lxml, python-lxml, lxml