Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : jakarta-taglibs-standard vulnerability (USN-2551-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

David Jorm discovered that the Apache Standard Taglibs incorrectly
handled external XML entities. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to execute arbitrary code or perform other external XML
entity attacks.

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 libjakarta-taglibs-standard-java and / or
libjstl1.1-java packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82471 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72809

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0254

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