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Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 21:30:41 +0200
From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
To: OSS Security Mailinglist <>
Subject: CVE Request: ikiwiki: HTML-escape error messages to prevent
 cross-site scripting attack


Release 3.20160506 of ikiwiki, a wiki compiler, fixed a cross-site
scripting vulnerability. It has been fixed with the following commit:;a=commitdiff;h=32ef584dc5abb6ddb9f794f94ea0b2934967bba7

> Subject: [PATCH] HTML-escape error messages (OVE-20160505-0012)
> The instance in cgierror() is a potential cross-site scripting attack,
> because an attacker could conceivably cause some module to raise an
> exception that includes attacker-supplied HTML in its message, for
> example via a crafted filename. (OVE-20160505-0012)
> The instances in preprocess() is just correctness. It is not a
> cross-site scripting attack, because an attacker could equally well
> write the desired HTML themselves; the sanitize hook is what
> protects us from cross-site scripting here.

Could you please assign a CVE identifier for this issue.


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