Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1298-1
12th December, 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
Apache Commons Daemon would allow unintended access to files over the network.
- commons-daemon - wrapper to launch Java applications as daemons
Wilfried Weissmann discovered that Apache Commons Daemon incorrectly
dropped capabilities after starting. A remote attacker could possibly use
this flaw to read certain files, bypassing the intended permissions.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 11.10:
- libcommons-daemon-java 1.0.6-1ubuntu0.1
- Ubuntu 11.04:
- libcommons-daemon-java 1.0.4-1ubuntu0.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart applications which use
Apache Commons Daemon, such as the Jetty web server, to make all the