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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6282-1
August 10, 2023

velocity-tools vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Velocity Tools could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a specially
crafted file.

Software Description:
- velocity-tools: A subproject of the Apache Velocity project

Details:

Jackson Henry discovered that Velocity Tools incorrectly handled certain
inputs. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially
crafted input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   libvelocity-tools-java          2.0-7ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   libvelocity-tools-java          2.0-7ubuntu0.18.04.1~esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   libvelocity-tools-java          2.0-4ubuntu0.1~esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6282-1
   CVE-2020-13959

Package Information:
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/velocity-tools/2.0-7ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 6282-1: Velocity Tools vulnerability

August 10, 2023
Velocity Tools could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a specially crafted file.

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) Summary: Velocity Tools could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a specially crafted file. Software Description: - velocity-tools: A subproject of the Apache Velocity project Details: Jackson Henry discovered that Velocity Tools incorrectly handled certain inputs. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: libvelocity-tools-java 2.0-7ubuntu0.20.04.1 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro): libvelocity-tools-java 2.0-7ubuntu0.18.04.1~esm1 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro): libvelocity-tools-java 2.0-4ubuntu0.1~esm1 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6282-1

CVE-2020-13959

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6282-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/velocity-tools/2.0-7ubuntu0.20.04.1