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USN-4575-1: dom4j vulnerability

13 October 2020

dom4j could be made to expose sensitive information or run programs if it received specially crafted input.



  • dom4j - Flexible XML framework for Java


It was discovered that dom4j incorrectly handled reading XML data. A
remote attacker could exploit this with a crafted XML file to expose
sensitive data or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-10683)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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