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USN-4619-1: dom4j vulnerability

5 November 2020

dom4j could be made to crash or run programs if it received a specially crafted file.



  • dom4j - Flexible XML framework for Java


Mário Areias discovered that dom4j did not properly validate XML document
elements. An attacker could exploit this with a crafted XML file to cause
dom4j to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1000632)

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.