Debian: DSA-3205-1: batik security update

    Date27 Mar 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Nicolas Gregoire and Kevin Schaller discovered that Batik, a toolkit for processing SVG images, would load XML external entities by default. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted SVG file, an attacker could possibly obtain access
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3205-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Sebastien Delafond
    March 27, 2015                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : batik
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-0250
    Debian Bug     : 780897
    
    Nicolas Gregoire and Kevin Schaller discovered that Batik, a toolkit
    for processing SVG images, would load XML external entities by
    default. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
    specially crafted SVG file, an attacker could possibly obtain access
    to arbitrary files or cause resource consumption.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.7+dfsg-3+deb7u1.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and unstable
    distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.7+dfsg-5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your batik packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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