Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1604-1 lxml -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
10 Dec 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-19787.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a XSS injection vulnerability in the LXML HTML/XSS manipulation library for Python.

LXML did not remove "javascript:" URLs that used escaping such as j a v a s c r i p t. This is a similar issue to CVE-2014-3146.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this issue has been fixed in lxml version 3.4.0-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your lxml packages.