Ubuntu 3281-1: Apache Fop vulnerability

    Date09 May 2017
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Apache Fop would allow unintended access to files over the network or could be made to crash.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3281-1
    May 09, 2017
    
    fop vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Apache Fop would allow unintended access to files over the network or could
    be made to crash.
    
    Software Description:
    - fop: XML formatter
    
    Details:
    
    Pierre Ernst discovered that Apache Fop incorrectly handled XML external
    entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
    sensitive files from the filesystem, or cause a denial of service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libfop-java                     1:1.1.dfsg-2ubuntu1.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3281-1
      CVE-2017-5661
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fop/1:1.1.dfsg-2ubuntu1.1
    
    
    
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