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    Ubuntu 4619-1: dom4j vulnerability

    Date 05 Nov 2020
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    dom4j could be made to crash or run programs if it received a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4619-1
    November 05, 2020
    dom4j vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    dom4j could be made to crash or run programs if it received a specially
    crafted file.
    Software Description:
    - dom4j: Flexible XML framework for Java
    Mário Areias discovered that dom4j did not properly validate XML document
    elements. An attacker could exploit this with a crafted XML file to cause
    dom4j to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
    arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1000632)
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libdom4j-java                   1.6.1+dfsg.3-2ubuntu1.2
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:

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