USN-4666-1: lxml vulnerability

09 December 2020

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

Releases

Packages

  • lxml - pythonic binding for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries

Details

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

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References

Related notices