Ubuntu 2551-1: Apache Standard Taglibs vulnerability

    Date30 Mar 2015
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Apache Standard Taglibs loaded external XML entities.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2551-1
    March 30, 2015
    
    jakarta-taglibs-standard vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Apache Standard Taglibs loaded external XML entities.
    
    Software Description:
    - jakarta-taglibs-standard: Implementation of JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL)
    
    Details:
    
    David Jorm discovered that the Apache Standard Taglibs incorrectly handled
    external XML entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
    execute arbitrary code or perform other external XML entity attacks.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      libjakarta-taglibs-standard-java  1.1.2-2ubuntu1.14.10.1
      libjstl1.1-java                 1.1.2-2ubuntu1.14.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libjakarta-taglibs-standard-java  1.1.2-2ubuntu1.14.04.1
      libjstl1.1-java                 1.1.2-2ubuntu1.14.04.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2551-1
      CVE-2015-0254
    
    Package Information:
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jakarta-taglibs-standard/1.1.2-2ubuntu1.14.10.1
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jakarta-taglibs-standard/1.1.2-2ubuntu1.14.04.1
    
    
    

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