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USN-4584-1: HtmlUnit vulnerability

15 October 2020

HtmlUnit could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • htmlunit - headless web browser written in Java


It was discovered that HtmlUnit incorrectly initialized Rhino engine. An
Attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary Java code.

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.