Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : fop vulnerability (USN-3281-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Pierre Ernst discovered that Apache Fop incorrectly handled XML
external entities. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
obtain sensitive files from the filesystem, or cause a denial of
service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libfop-java package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.9
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100100 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-5661

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