[SECURITY] [DLA 926-1] batik security update

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2017-04-29T15:41:59


Package : batik Version : 1.7+dfsg-3+deb7u2 CVE ID : CVE-2017-5662 Debian Bug : 860566

In Apache Batik before 1.9, files lying on the filesystem of the server which uses batik can be revealed to arbitrary users who send maliciously formed SVG files. The file types that can be shown depend on the user context in which the exploitable application is running. If the user is root a full compromise of the server - including confidential or sensitive files - would be possible. XXE can also be used to attack the availability of the server via denial of service as the references within a xml document can trivially trigger an amplification attack.

For Debian 7 "Wheezy", these problems have been fixed in version 1.7+dfsg-3+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your batik packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS