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USN-3281-1: Apache Fop vulnerability

9 May 2017

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



  • fop - XML formatter


Pierre Ernst discovered that Apache Fop 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.

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.