USN-3281-1: Apache Fop vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3281-1

9th May, 2017

fop vulnerability

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 version:

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

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-2017-5661