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USN-5293-1: c3p0 vulnerability

21 February 2022

c3p0 could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • c3p0 - JDBC Connection pooling library


Aaron Massey discovered that c3p0 could be made to crash when
parsing certain input. An attacker able to modify the application's
XML configuration file could cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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