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Ubuntu: New Python Paste packages fix security vulnerability

It was discovered that Python Paste did not properly sanitize certain strings, resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same domain. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1026-1          December 07, 2010
paste vulnerability
CVE-2010-2477
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
 python-paste                    1.7.2-4ubuntu1.2

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

Details follow:

It was discovered that Python Paste did not properly sanitize certain
strings, resulting in cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. With
cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing
server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could
exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within
the same domain.


Updated packages for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:

 Source archives:

   http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/paste/paste_1.7.2-4ubuntu1.2.diff.gz
     Size/MD5:     8082 9e724e29311afd6ce7933ac42da6f11f
   http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/paste/paste_1.7.2-4ubuntu1.2.dsc
     Size/MD5:     2103 d4acd77a7f7d4461c11bc096b9434299
   http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/paste/paste_1.7.2.orig.tar.gz
     Size/MD5:   373556 a6a58d08dc4bff91d5d1c519d2277f8a

 Architecture independent packages:

   http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/paste/python-paste_1.7.2-4ubuntu1.2_all.deb
     Size/MD5:   400764 73601619b0d8077ede5ae8d64c67f50c
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