Vulnerability CVE-2019-16935


Published: 2019-09-27   Modified: 2019-09-28

Description:
The documentation XML-RPC server in Python through 2.7.16, 3.x through 3.6.9, and 3.7.x through 3.7.4 has XSS via the server_title field. This occurs in Lib/DocXMLRPCServer.py in Python 2.x, and in Lib/xmlrpc/server.py in Python 3.x. If set_server_title is called with untrusted input, arbitrary JavaScript can be delivered to clients that visit the http URL for this server.

Type:

CWE-79

(Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting'))

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.3/10
2.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
Partial
None
Affected software
Python -> Python 

 References:
https://bugs.python.org/issue38243
https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/35c0809158be7feae4c4f877a08b93baea2d8291/Lib/xmlrpc/server.py#L897
https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/e007860b8b3609ce0bc62b1780efaa06241520bd/Lib/DocXMLRPCServer.py#L213
https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/16373
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4151-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4151-2/

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