Ubuntu 1480-1: Raptor vulnerability

    Date18 Jun 2012
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Applications using Raptor could be made to expose sensitive information or run programs as your login if they opened a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1480-1
    June 18, 2012
    raptor vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    Applications using Raptor could be made to expose sensitive information or
    run programs as your login if they opened a specially crafted file.
    Software Description:
    - raptor: Raptor RDF parser and serializer library
    Timothy D. Morgan discovered that Raptor would unconditionally load XML
    external entities. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted
    document in an application linked against Raptor, an attacker could
    possibly obtain access to arbitrary files on the user's system or
    potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking
    the program.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libraptor1                      1.4.21-7ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      libraptor1                      1.4.21-5ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      libraptor1                      1.4.21-2ubuntu0.1
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libraptor1                      1.4.21-1ubuntu1.1
    After a standard system update you need to restart any applications which
    use Raptor, such as OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice, to make all the
    necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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