Ubuntu 1901-1: Raptor vulnerability

    Date08 Jul 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    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.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1901-1
    July 08, 2013
    
    raptor2 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    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:
    - raptor2: Raptor 2 RDF syntax library
    
    Details:
    
    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:
      libraptor2-0                    2.0.6-1ubuntu0.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart any applications which
    use Raptor, such as LibreOffice, to make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1901-1
      CVE-2012-0037
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/raptor2/2.0.6-1ubuntu0.1
    
    
    
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