Amazon Linux AMI : xalan-j2 (ALAS-2014-325)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

It was found that the secure processing feature of Xalan-Java had
insufficient restrictions defined for certain properties and features.
A remote attacker able to provide Extensible Stylesheet Language
Transformations (XSLT) content to be processed by an application using
Xalan-Java could use this flaw to bypass the intended constraints of
the secure processing feature. Depending on the components available
in the classpath, this could lead to arbitrary remote code execution
in the context of the application server running the application that
uses Xalan-Java. (CVE-2014-0107)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?fdecf03d

Solution :

Run 'yum update xalan-j2' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73653 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0107