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USN-3280-1: Apache Batik vulnerability

9 May 2017

Apache Batik would allow unintended access to files over the network or could be made to crash.

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Details

Lars Krapf and Pierre Ernst discovered that Apache Batik incorrectly
handled XML external entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to obtain sensitive files from the filesystem, or cause a denial of
service.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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

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