Debian: DSA-3065-1: libxml-security-java security update

    Date06 Nov 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    James Forshaw discovered that, in Apache Santuario XML Security for Java, CanonicalizationMethod parameters were incorrectly validated: by specifying an arbitrary weak canonicalization algorithm, an attacker could spoof XML signatures.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3065-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Sebastien Delafond
    November 06, 2014                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libxml-security-java
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-2172
    Debian Bug     : 720375
    
    James Forshaw discovered that, in Apache Santuario XML Security for
    Java, CanonicalizationMethod parameters were incorrectly validated:
    by specifying an arbitrary weak canonicalization algorithm, an
    attacker could spoof XML signatures.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4.5-1+deb7u1.
    
    For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.5.5-2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.5.5-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libxml-security-java packages.
    
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    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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