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    Ubuntu 4584-1: HtmlUnit vulnerability

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    HtmlUnit could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4584-1
    October 15, 2020
    
    htmlunit vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    HtmlUnit could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator
    if it opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - htmlunit: headless web browser written in Java
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that HtmlUnit incorrectly initialized Rhino engine. An
    attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary Java code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libhtmlunit-java                2.8-1ubuntu2.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4584-1
      CVE-2020-5529
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/htmlunit/2.8-1ubuntu2.1
    

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