[USN-2218-1] Xalan-Java vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-06-14T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2218-1 May 21, 2014

libxalan2-java vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Xalan-Java could be made to load arbitrary classes or access external resources.

Software Description: - libxalan2-java: XSL Transformations (XSLT) processor in Java


Nicolas Gregoire discovered that Xalan-Java incorrectly handled certain properties when the secure processing feature was enabled. An attacker could possibly use this issue to load arbitrary classes or access external resources.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.10: libxalan2-java 2.7.1-8ubuntu0.1 libxsltc-java 2.7.1-8ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libxalan2-java 2.7.1-7ubuntu0.1 libxsltc-java 2.7.1-7ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libxalan2-java 2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1 libxalan2-java-gcj 2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1 libxsltc-java 2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1 libxsltc-java-gcj 2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2218-1 CVE-2014-0107

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxalan2-java/2.7.1-8ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxalan2-java/2.7.1-7ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libxalan2-java/2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1

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