jakarta security update

ID CESA-2015:1695
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2015-09-01T23:35:29


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2015:1695

jakarta-taglibs-standard is the Java Standard Tag Library (JSTL). This library is used in conjunction with Tomcat and Java Server Pages (JSP).

It was found that the Java Standard Tag Library (JSTL) allowed the processing of untrusted XML documents to utilize external entity references, which could access resources on the host system and, potentially, allowing arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-0254)

Note: jakarta-taglibs-standard users may need to take additional steps after applying this update. Detailed instructions on the additional steps can be found here:


All jakarta-taglibs-standard users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-September/021358.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-September/021359.html

Affected packages: jakarta-taglibs-standard jakarta-taglibs-standard-javadoc

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1695.html