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Apache Fop vulnerability

  • Vendor: Ubuntu
  • Vendor ID: USN-3281-1
  • Date: May 09, 2017


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3281-1
May 09, 2017

fop vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Apache Fop would allow unintended access to files over the network or could
be made to crash.

Software Description:
- fop: XML formatter

Details:

Pierre Ernst discovered that Apache Fop incorrectly handled XML external
entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
sensitive files from the filesystem, or cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libfop-java 1:1.1.dfsg-2ubuntu1.1

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3281-1
CVE-2017-5661

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fop/1:1.1.dfsg-2ubuntu1.1


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