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USN-4896-2: lxml vulnerability

8 April 2021

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

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Releases

Packages

  • lxml - pythonic binding for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries

Details

USN-4896-1 fixed a vulnerability in lxml. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-4896-1: python3-lxml, python-lxml, lxml, python-lxml-doc