USN-2218-1: Xalan-Java vulnerability

21 May 2014

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

Releases

Packages

  • libxalan2-java - XSL Transformations (XSLT) processor in Java

Details

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
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

References