USN-3280-1: Apache Batik vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3280-1

9th May, 2017

batik vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software description

  • batik - SVG Library

Details

Lars Krapf and Pierre Ernst discovered that Apache Batik 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 version:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libbatik-java 1.7.ubuntu-8ubuntu2.14.04.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2017-5662