VDB-106918 · CVE-2015-4706 · BID 75328

IPython up to 3.1 /api/contents JSON Error Message cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in IPython up to 3.1 (Programming Language Software). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the file /api/contents. The manipulation as part of a JSON Error Message leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect integrity.

The bug was discovered 06/22/2015. The weakness was presented 09/21/2017 (oss-sec). The advisory is available at openwall.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2015-4706 since 06/22/2015. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1059.007 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84325 (FreeBSD : devel/ipython -- remote execution (a4460ac7-192c-11e5-9c01-bcaec55be5e5)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading to version 3.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (84325). See 106898 for similar entry.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 84325
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : devel/ipython -- remote execution (a4460ac7-192c-11e5-9c01-bcaec55be5e5)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: IPython 3.2
Patch: github.com


06/22/2015 🔍
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Advisory: 7222bd53ad089a65fd610fab4626f9d0ab47dfce
Researcher: Ahmad Khan
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-4706 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 75328 - IPython JSON Error Responses Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

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Created: 09/21/2017 09:42 PM
Updated: 12/29/2022 03:42 PM
Changes: 09/21/2017 09:42 PM (69), 11/18/2019 10:38 AM (4), 01/13/2021 03:39 PM (2), 12/29/2022 03:42 PM (4)
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