Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') in pypi/jupyter_server


GHSA-q874-g24w-4q9g, CVE-2022-29241

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


Jupyter Server provides the backend (i.e. the core services, APIs, and REST endpoints) for Jupyter web applications like Jupyter Notebook. Prior to version 1.17.1, if notebook server is started with a value of root_dir that contains the starting user's home directory, then the underlying REST API can be used to leak the access token assigned at start time by guessing/brute forcing the PID of the jupyter server. While this requires an authenticated user session, this URL can be used from a cross-site scripting payload or from a hooked or otherwise compromised browser to leak this access token to a malicious third party. This token can be used along with the REST API to interact with Jupyter services/notebooks such as modifying or overwriting critical files, such as .bashrc or .ssh/authorized_keys, allowing a malicious user to read potentially sensitive data and possibly gain control of the impacted system. This issue is patched in version 1.17.1.

Affected Versions

All versions before 1.17.1, version 2.0.0a0


Upgrade to versions 1.17.1, 2.0.0a1 or above.

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